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Volume I, Number 1 October/November 1970 







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The Alumnus 

October/November 1970 

Volume 1, Number 1 

Katie S. Gillmor, Editor 

Stanley Barron '51, President 

Evan V. Johnston '50, Executive Vice-President 

Photographs courtesy of the 

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illustrations: 

Richard Wilkie, p. 2; 

Joseph Johnson '63, pp. 5, 6, 9, 10; 

Thomas O. Leavitt '71, p. 18 (right); 

Index, p. 18 (top left) 




In This Issue 

Page 2 

John Foster, James Allen and Joseph 
Johnson examine different aspects of 
international agriculture and the 
difficulties of exporting Western 
technology and technicians to 
underdeveloped countries. Dr. Foster is 
director of the Center for International 
Agricultural Studies at UMass. Mr. Allen, 
now the Director of Alumni Affairs, 
returned from the Peace Corps in 1967. 
Mr. Johnson is on assignment in 
Indonesia for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. 

Page 12 

The events of May 1970 will surely have 
impact on universities in this decade, and 
understanding what happened during the 
student strike is a first step in 
understanding what lies ahead. After the 
dust had settled, we asked Putnam 
Barber, an instructor in sociology, and 
John Fenton, a professor in the 
government department, "What did it 
mean?" Their answers are presented here. 

Page 20 

Vic Fusia, when confronted with a female 
editor intent on learning about UMass 
football, responded to the challenge. This 
interview proves that the head football 
coach possesses the same perseverence 
and courage he demands from his boys. 



Departments: 

On Campus page 24 
Club Calendar page 28 
The Classes Report page 29 
Letters inside back cover 



"Hey, that's not bad— for an alumni magazine." 

Intelligent articles, dramatic photographs, a sophisticated layout 
might prompt this statement. But don't say it. Don't even think 
it. 

"That's not bad" isn't good enough. Because UMass is certainly 
a far cry from "not bad/' and the alumni magazine is no less 
than a projection of the University. That is why The Alumnus 
has been improved. We shall now have more of an opportunity 
to suggest the style, the scope, and the excitement of this 
institution. 

The appearance of this magazine, we feel, has style, scope, 
and excitement worthy of the University. For this we thank 
Richard Hendel, the designer who created our new look. His 
work for the University of Massachusetts Press has received 
a good deal of professional recognition: Native and Naturalized 
Plants of Nantucket and Figures of Dead Men by Leonard Baskin 
won awards at the New England Book Show; in 1968, the 
Association of American University Presses chose Figures as 
one of the twenty-five best books, and the American Institute 
of Graphic Arts chose Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr.: Founder of 
Landscape Architecture in America as one of the fifty best books. 

For The Alumnus, Mr. Hendel created an unusual but flexible 
format based on a design system developed by the Swiss. 
Illustrations and text work within a grid. This means that, in 
the future, the magazine will more or less design itself. 
Richard Hendel has supervised the layout of this first issue, 
however, and we can only hope that the content will live up 
to the dramatic format he has provided. 

Katie S. Gillmor 



2 The Alumnus 

Against 
Hunger 



Against Hunger 



The University and a number 
of her graduates have been 
fighting the threat of famine 
around the world, as illustrated 
in the following three 
articles. 




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UMass 
Confronts an 
International 
Problem 

John H. Foster 

Food production must 
double by the year 2000 just to 
keep pace with population 
growth. 



Against Hunger 

The challenge faced by the world's 
farmers is extraordinary. Food production 
must double in the next thirty years to 
simply keep up with population growth. 

The population of the world is 
increasing at the rate of about 75 million 
people per year, (this is a population 
growth of about 190,000 per day). 
Because of improved public health and 
death rates, a high proportion of this 
increase is occurring in parts of the world 
where average incomes are under $200 
per capita per year, as compared with the 
United States figure of over $3,000. 

The population growth is expected to 
continue for at least the next thirty years 
when the total number of people will be 
close to doubling the 3.5 billion people 
alive today. This only suggests one aspect 
of the demand being made on our 
agricultural capacities. About two-thirds 
of the present world population needs 
larger and more nutritious diets if they 
are to avoid the mental and physical 
disabilities which result from poor diets. 
The sum of the food needs of the 
increased population and of improved 
diets approximates a tripling of total food 
production in thirty years. 

During the last two decades, many 
countries have achieved more rapid 
increases in food production than have 
ever been achieved by farmers in the 
United States, where the annual rate of 
increase has been 1.8 per cent. Several 
low income countries have achieved a 3 
per cent rate, and a few, such as Mexico, 
have had as high as a 6 per cent rate. Sev- 
eral nations have had such breakthroughs 
in production in the past two years that 
some are talking about the "Green 
Revolution." 

However, for the world as a whole 
and in most specific cases, the Green 
Revolution has only been able to keep up 
with population increases. There has been 
no excess of food for the improvement of 



John H. Foster 

diets. The average person in a low income 
country eats the same miserable fare he 
did twenty years ago. Although rates of 
food production have not fallen behind 
rates of population growth, this only 
means that, like Alice in Through the 
Looking Glass, we have been running as 
fast as we can to stay in the same place. 

I do not totally share the pessimism of 
the many careful observers who think 
that widespread famine in the relatively 
near future is quite probable. I do not 
believe this to be inevitable. Achieving 
adequate diets for a doubled population 
in the year 2000 is a technological 
possibility. The Food and Agricultural 
Organization of the United Nations has 
estimated that the job can be done up to 
1985 with an expenditure of about $6 
billion per year. This is about the same 
amount that the United States has been 
spending on space exploration and a 
fraction of our expenditure on the Viet 
Nam war. To date, however, the nations 
of the world have not been willing to use 
this level of expenditure to win the War 
on Hunger. 

The University of Massachusetts was 
the first United States institution to 
become involved in international efforts 
to eliminate hunger. In 1878, the 
president of Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, W. S. Clark, went to northern 
Japan to start Hokkaido Agricultural 
College. The University has maintained 
this relationship and, in addition, under 
contract with the U.S. Agency for 
International Development, we are now 
helping to develop the Bunda College of 
Agriculture in Malawi, Central Africa. 

About two years ago, UMass 
established the Center for International 
Agricultural Studies to coordinate and 
add to these activities. Since then, a 
pregraduation Peace Corps Training 
Program for University students in 
agriculture and graduate curricula in 



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Against Hunger 



John H. Foster 



international agriculture developed. 

These curricula will prepare students 
for careers in worldwide food production 
and distribution programs. Students 
major in one of the professional 
agricultural disciplines offered by the 
College of Agriculture, taking all courses 
necessary for technical proficiency in 
their chosen field. This education is 
supplemented by social science courses 
available through other University 
departments. Exposure to such disciplines 
as economics, politics and anthropology 
help the student prepare to effectively use 
his professional knowledge in other 
natural and cultural environments. In 
addition to formal course work, 
supervised overseas experience is 
required. We also hope to make use of 
students and faculty from other countries 
to improve the training obtained in 
Amherst. 

The UMass program differs from some 
similar programs at other institutions 
which train students as "international 
agriculturists" or generalists with broad 
knowledge of overseas culture and agri- 
culture but with no specific professional 
agricultural skill. It is our belief that 
major contributions to agricultural devel- 
opment will be made by individuals who 
can do a specific professional job in 
agronomy, animal science, or other areas, 
just as has been the case in the United 
States. But we supplement professional 
training with knowledge of relevant social 
sciences. 

Aid programs can only be successful if 
there is real communication so that new 
techniques are assimilated into local 
cultures. UMass graduates are trained to 
understand and work with people, not 
intimidate them. We are trying to prevent 
the tragedy of highly-trained American 
personnel imposing modern techniques 
on primitive cultures with the injunction: 



"This is the right way to do it— this is how 
we do it in the U.S.A." 

The undergraduate program in 
international agriculture, using existing 
courses and the Peace Corps for overseas 
experience, is now in operation. 
Unfortunately, the graduate program has 
not been activated because money is not 
available to cover student support, travel 
and research costs. 

The University's current role in 
worldwide efforts to increase food 
production is directed primarily toward 
training students for careers in relevant 
fields. As part of the graduate program, 
applied research will seek solutions to 
production and distribution problems in 
low income countries. In addition, we 
hope to continue to contribute to the 
founding and development of institutions 
in these countries and to make use of 
students and faculty from other countries 
in our programs in Amherst. 



Newly planted rice covers the Indonesian 
landscape, the form of paddy and waterway 
continued from one generation to the next. 



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Against Hunger 



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A farmer works his land with the aid of a water 
buffalo. These docile animals are still the prime 
movers in the ricebowl, but other, equally 
ancient patterns are changing in order to 
accommodate Western technology. 




7 The Alumnus 



Wheat in 
Tanzania 

James H. Allen '66 

Doing for Tanzania what 
Tanzania thought was best for 
herself. 



Against Hunger 

"We must take our traditional system, 
correct its shortcomings, and adapt to its 
service the things we can learn from the 
technologically developed societies of 
other countries." President Julius K. 
Nyerere of the United Republic of 
Tanzania made this statement in his 
thesis on Socialism and Rural Development. 
I spent two years in his country with the 
Peace Corps as an agricultural and food 
economist on the planning unit of the 
Ministry of Land, Settlement, and Water 
Development, and during this time I was 
guided by President Nyerere's principles. 
The application of this attitude is 
exemplified in a wheat scheme I 
developed towards the end of my stay. 
The project owed its success to the 
guidelines implicit in Nyerere's 
philosophy. Moreover, we accomplished 
our goal in spite of the Peace Corps rather 
than because of it. 

In the spring of 1967 the Tanzanian 
government set as one of its goals to 
become self-sufficient in the production 
of wheat. Much of Tanzania is made up 
of upland plateaus which are ideally 
suited to wheat cultivation. These 
excellent agricultural areas, however, had 
never been fully utilized. They were 
almost completely lacking in 
infrastructure, the term we used to define 
necessary support facilities such as an 
adequate transportation system, proper 
marketing channels and a reliable source 
of water. One potentially productive area 
was located in southwest Tanzania, 7,000 
feet above Lake Tanganyeka. Because this 
area was not serviced by any all-weather 
roads, and the nearest railway was 160 
miles away, virtually no development had 
taken place. The Tanzanian government, 
against the advice of most of its Western 
advisors, decided to institute a crash 
development program in this area. After 
much buck-passing, I was given the task 
of developing the economic evaluation for 



James H. Allen 

a 10,000 acre State Farm with the initial 
development of 2,000 acres. 

Before the project landed in my lap, an 
Egyptian, a Turk and a Britisher had 
refused to handle it. According to 
Western standards, it was not a viable 
proposition. The Western advisors who 
had analyzed it earlier felt that before 
development took place the roads should 
be built, the soils should all be tested and 
mapped and that three-year test plots 
should be run to determine the best 
wheat varieties to be used. Their 
recommendations were that the project 
should not be started for at least five 
years. 

Initially, I accepted their rationale. 
After all, I had a good Western economic 
upbringing and by my preconditioned 
standards these advisors made good 
sense. But I was allowing myself to fall 
into the trap of wanting to do what I 
thought was best for Tanzania, not what 
Tanzania thought was best for herself. 
Actually, this was a double trap. The 
second pitfall occurs when Americans and 
other Westerners want to do things the 
"American Way." I continually heard the 
old adage, "We did it this way and it 
worked for us, so it will work for them." 
Instead of trying to develop the best of 
both societies, the tendency was to try to 
transplant a system from one society to 
another. 

The Tanzanian government had cogent 
reasons why this project had to begin 
now, not five years from now. This 
particular area of Tanzania had always 
been regarded as an area of great 
agricultural potential. The climate was 
good and the rainfall at forty inches per 
year was adequate. The soils were also 
generally good, although somewhat sandy 
in places. The colonial rulers had always 
admitted the need to develop the roads 
and other facilities in the area so that 
agriculture could develop in turn, but 



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Against Hunger 



James H. Allen 



money was never available. Conse- 
quently, an area with one of the highest 
agricultural potentials in Tanzania had 
a population which had, by far, the 
lowest per capita income in the country. 
When the Western advisors rejected this 
project, they used the same rationale as 
the colonial rulers: i.e. develop the 
infrastructure first, then run agricultural 
tests, then start the first scheme. 

The Tanzanian government in effect 
said, "We've heard enough of this 
foolishness. We are importing more and 
more wheat at greatly increasing costs to 
us. We must take some financial risks if 
we are going to change this trend and 
become self-sufficient in wheat 
production. The way to break this 
nondevelopment cycle is to develop the 
agriculture and the infrastructure 
simultaneously." On these grounds the 
decision was made in early August 1967 
to go ahead with the development of the 
wheat scheme. The first crop had to be 
planted in January 1968. This meant that 
2,000 acres had to be plowed and 
prepared before the short rains began in 
late October/early November. Once the 
rains began the soil would be too wet to 
work and the tractors could not plow. 

My plan was submitted and approved 
in late August and soil preparations 
began the first week in September. Eight 
tractors were employed for sixteen hours 
a day using drivers on two eight-hour 
shifts. The tractors were equipped with 
headlights for night plowing. The 2,000 
acres were successfully prepared before 
the short rains set in, and in January 1968, 
after the rains had ended, the first crop 
was sown. Out of the 2,000 acres 
prepared, 1,700 were seeded to wheat. 
When the rains came, it was realized that 
300 acres were in a low area; they became 
waterlogged and were of no use for wheat 
cultivation. Later on this land could 
probably be reclaimed by installation of 



a proper drainage system, but this was a 
worry for the future not the present. 

This scheme was designated as a State 
Farm, but it was not to be a permanent 
acquisition of the state as in the classical 
Soviet concept. A total of 10,000 acres 
would be developed in 2,000 acre 
increments, and local people would be 
hired as laborers on this initial farm. 
When they had been sufficiently trained 
in modern agricultural techniques, the 
land would be turned over to them to 
farm communally on a cooperative basis. 
A new group of laborers would be hired 
to develop the next 2,000 acres. 
Eventually the government would pull 
out of the scheme entirely and the land 
would be farmed cooperatively by the 
local farmers. 

When I started to work on this project 
my Peace Corps director tried to talk me 
out of it. My fellow Peace Corpsmen 
thought it was a big joke. After all, all 
the Western advisors they knew were 
against the project. My colleagues felt 
that it was doomed to failure from the be- 
ginning, and I was only hurting myself 
and the Peace Corps by going along with 
the wishes of the Tanzanian government. 
They felt that I was not being true to my 
professional standards and that I was sell- 
ing out to appease the Tanzanians. 

But I considered myself a Tanzanian 
civil servant and my official status 
confirmed this. My loyalties were to the 
Tanzanian government and not to the 
United States government. The Peace 
Corpsmen never could accept the fact that 
my professional standards dictated my 
actions. If the Tanzanians wanted to try 
something risky it was the chance they 
had to take to try and get ahead. If the 
project failed and I failed with it that was 
the chance I had to take. 

When I drew up the plans for the initial 
development, which called for an 
investment of $250,000 to develop 2,000 



acres, I cautioned the government that, 
with an ambitious project of this sort, 
they might have to anticipate taking 
losses or only breaking even the first few 
years until an efficient supportive 
infrastructure was fully established. 
Quoting from my project analysis I 
stated: 

"It will be seen that even at seven bags 
per acre we should be able to at least 
cover our recurrent costs in the first year. 
It must be accepted that there will 
probably be inefficiencies in our first 
couple of years of operation, so if we are 
able to recover our recurrent costs we are 
in a pretty good position." 

Just prior to my leaving Tanzania the 
first crop was harvested. The average 
yield was almost eight-and-a-half bags 
per acre, enough to cover recurrent and 
capital costs. And if the Tanzanian 
government had followed the advice of 
most of the Western advisors, they would 
still be waiting for their first crop. 



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James H. Allen 




10 The Alumnus 



Against Hunger 



Joseph S. Johnson 



Rice in 
Indonesia 

Joseph S. Johnson '63 

Fighting the ravages of the 
stem borer in the land of 
wall-to-wall people. 




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Against Hunger 



Joseph S. Johnson 



"Would you be interested in 
Indonesia. . .?" 

As a field representative for Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft, I had just completed a 
year's assignment with Air Vietnam in 
Saigon when I received a cable proposing 
a change of scene. And so I find myself 
in Indonesia, the land of wall-to-wall 
people and coast-to-coast rice. 

My job here is to help the rice grow 
tall and straight, fighting the ravages of 
the stem borer, the larva of a moth that 
infests the whole of the ricebowl of 
Southeast Asia. If the stem borer is the 
villain, the heroes in this epic struggle are 
the "Ag Pilots" who fly unwieldy aircraft 
across the hundreds of thousands of acres 
of trackless rice paddies. The work is not 
without hazard; here in Djakarta, in 
simple ceremonies at their respective 
embassies, we have laid three pilots to 
rest in as many months. 

My assignment is to monitor the 
condition and performance of the new 
PT6 free-turbine engine with a view to 
further adaptation and development. No 
laboratory could duplicate the rigours of 
the agricultural environment, where the 
engine is exposed to temperature, salt 
water, corrosive chemicals, sand, volcanic 
ash, and the imponderables of 
mishandling by unskilled labor. Happily, 
we have had no in-flight failures to date. 

Since the dosage and particle size of the 
atomized chemical is very critical, and 
since it is sprayed neat at a fantastic 
unit-cost, it is necessary to use the most 
sophisticated methods of precision 
navigation available. We use a system 
similar to LORAN, a two-station system 
yielding a parabolic line of position, 
rather than a three-station system 
yielding a point-fix. 

Two stations are set up about thirty 
miles apart, located so that the straighter 
portions of the parabolas lie along the 
fields to be sprayed. The stations are 



locked in electrical phase and a spray-lane 
width of eighty meters is established by 
increments of radio wave length along a 
line between the stations. The computer 
aboard the aircraft interprets the 
difference in phase depending on the 
relative location of the aircraft with 
respect to the stations. By placing himself 
on the proper lane of phase-count from 
an arbitrarily established ground 
reference, and by centering with the aid 
of a null-needle instrument, the pilot can 
cruise fifteen to twenty miles across the 
paddy with lateral accuracy one meter 
either side of true. 

I went along once for an engine 
performance check, flying in a machine 
that is a cross between a Mack truck and 
a Sherman tank, with wings. While 
strapping myself in beside the pilot, one 
of the technicians handed me a 
screwdriver and gave me a five-minute 
course in "how to lock-in the phase." This 
was in case the radio got the electrical 
hickups. 

We soon identified our starting point 
visually. Then we flew over a familiar 
road intersection and punched a button, 
zeroing our lane counter. We could now 
fly across the lanes with the counter 
spinning until we came close to the last 
lane sprayed. Then we turned toward the 
field and the counter showed that we 
were within the correct lane. The pilot 
cursed and kicked the rudder as the fine 
course needle centered in its dial. About 
this time we crossed the last of the tall 
palms and pushed the nose down to the 
rice and hit the spray switch. We were 
in. 

Birds, rocks and perspiration are the 
biggest problems at twenty feet and 90 
mph. We fought to keep the running 
sweat out of our eyes in order to see. We 
waved at the natives and hoped that the 
occasional rock lobbed in our direction 
didn't hit anything critical. The major 



hazard, though, is birds of medium 
weight (16 to 24 oz.) which, contrary to 
theory, are not always agile or alert 
enough to stay out of the way. It is best 
to retreat behind the instrument panel 
when getting among them. Luckily, large 
fowl do not rise quickly enough to be a 
problem, and the little birds do not fly 
high enough as they scatter. 

Kampongs, or villages, are marked by 
clumps of palms and covies of kites with 
an aviation-minded kid at the other end 
of every string. It is a happy thing to see 
their upturned faces and the wild 
exuberance of the many who wave as we 
fly overhead. 

The free Asian has realized that he 
cannot hope to battle the Communist 
with arms. He is betting his life on 
economic planning and reform, and 
rehabilitation of his people. Our flight 
across the rice is a counter-revolutionary 
mission. The rice has been sprayed and 
harvested for two seasons now, and the 
crop is good. But the farmers are reluctant 
to pay their extra rice tax, and the 
government trembles. As the thrown 
rocks would indicate, enemies as well as 
friends watch the ag pilots' patterned 
flights. 



Facing page: The spray aircraft (top), "rugged 
as a manhole cover, " may nevertheless come to 
a messy end. The wrecked plane (middle) 
suffered an emergency landing after the airframe 
safety system (bottom) failed in the "armed" 
position. 



12 The Alumnus 



A Positive 
View of 
the Strike 

Putnam Barber 

Each person had to decide on 
his own response to the strike, 
not whether there should be 
a strike at all. 



Positive View of Strike 

Full summer came late to Amherst. When 
it came, it brought its powerful seasonal 
symbolism of growth and hope all the 
more powerfully, promised by sun and 
green and short skirts and engagement 
rings and couples on the grass by the 
pond. In any other year, students would 
have been out in the warmth and the sun, 
publicly in defiance of term papers, 
reading lists and finals; faculty and staff 
would be finishing up, looking 
ahead— thinking of trout streams, unread 
manuscripts, peace and quiet in the lab. 

This year, however, seasonal routines 
were interrupted, their importance 
diminished in contrast to war, to national 
policy and politics, to repression and 
rumors of repression, and tearing through 
flesh, smashing through bone, the terror 
of Ohio and of Mississippi. It was May 
1970. The University was "on strike." 

At the University, the strike meant that 
large numbers of people connected with 
UMass had decided to do something 
different and extraordinary with their 
time. Those who had been in New Haven 
over the May 2 weekend brought back 
the idea of a nationwide campus strike in 
support of the Black Panthers and in 
opposition to the war. News of the strike 
spread through the news media and 
contacts on other campuses, gathering 
supporters who had not been in New 
Haven but who saw a strike as a way to 
express their fear and outrage. Those who 
became involved with the idea early on 
communicated their urgency and 
commitment to many who felt sympathy 
for the goals but hesitation about the 
means. Others, less sympathetic or more 
hesitant, found themselves arguing 
against the strike, trying to continue the 
semester with as little alteration as 
possible. And there were some who were 
openly hostile to the goals of the strike 
and attempted to prevent expression of 
political positions which interfered with 



Putnam Barber 

regular University activities. 

Incidentally, most observers on campus 
agree that there was no possibility of 
"preventing" or "stopping" the strike by 
official action. Force could have closed the 
University. Most of the students would 
have gone home. The price would have 
been high— courses not completed, 
graduation postponed. The benefits are 
obscure. 

The use of force, however, was never 
really an issue. No one seriously 
considered closing the University. 
Instead, University assemblies and 
officials took action which gave partial or 
wholehearted endorsement to the strike 
and thus reinforced the feeling that 
extraordinary events were inescapable. 
But the student senate, alone, could not 
have created (or prevented) the strike; 
neither could the faculty senate nor the 
Chancellor nor the strike steering 
committee. The events of May were 
possible (and inescapable) because they 
grew out of the hopes and fears of so 
many people. People who, if they did not 
actively propose extraordinary action, 
joined it when it occurred. 

This massive support for action made 
the strike a "thing" with which we had 
to deal. It was not a possibility which we 
might argue about and reflect on. Nor was 
it a proposal which could be referred to 
a committee. Each member of the 
University community had to decide what 
his personal response to the strike was, 
not whether or not there should be a 
strike at all. 

Clearly, an individual's response to the 
strike would be inescapably related to 
what he believed about the state of our 
society and the wisdom and honor of its 
leaders. I, for one, had little difficulty 
accepting the aims of the strike as goals 
for personal and collective action. Ending 
the war, reducing injustice, political 
suppression and racism, and preserving 



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Positive View of Strike 



Putnam Barber 



the independent purposes of universities 
are, in fact, hard goals to oppose. 

I am convinced that representative 
democracy under the Constitution is the 
only form of government that can warrant 
the allegiance of self-respecting men. And 
if such a government is to work, its 
citizens have the duty to inform their 
representatives not only through 
elections, but through the constitutionally 
sanctioned vehicles of speech, assembly 
and petition. Men in academic life have 
long lulled themselves with the idea that 
strict neutrality is required of them. They 
have neglected the possibility that such 
neutrality, as it has been practiced, 
favors the rich, the powerful, and the 
established in a way inconsistent with 
the University's image of itself as an 
open forum of free enquiry. 

In times of national crisis, business as 
usual must give way to permit the 
exercise of the duties of citizens, at least 
as much to oppose a war as to prosecute 
one. (And prosecuting the war has 
certainly disrupted things— consider just 
the draft. Anyone who argues that, 
because the draft has existed for more 
than two decades, it does not disrupt the 
normal course of the lives of individuals 
and the business of institutions is simply 
foolish.) 

It was appropriate that academic 
routines should be suspended at UMass 
to discuss the issues of war, injustice and 
racism among ourselves, and to permit 
members of the University community to 
respond as citizens. To the extent that 
such a suspension of normal routine 
required official action by participants in 
University governance, it would have 
been disastrous, and irresponsible, if such 
action had been avoided simply because 
the strike was "political." 

There are things which men who 
believe in democracy do, whatever their 
other responsibilities and duties, even if 



doing them allows the likes of William 
F. Buckley, Jr. to chuckle at their 
"failure"— as he did when he noted that 
the Gallup poll's measure of support for 
the President's action in Cambodia grew 
in concert with the prominence of campus 
opposition. (Do Americans really want to 
kill Cambodians to prove they don't like 
students? I can't believe it. Buckley seems 
to rejoice in it. Lord save him. Lord save 
us if he's right.) 

I have indicated that thousands of 
people in Amherst felt compelled to take 
some expressive action, but this is not to 
say we always acted in concert. There 
was, of course, a strike steering commit- 
tee which handled many administrative 
details by setting up an efficient and re- 
markably hard-working series of commit- 
tees. And neither the faculty senate nor 
the student senate abdicated their respon- 
sibilities for University government in 
their appropriate areas of concern. 

On the whole, though, the strike was 
a matter of individual response. Consider, 
for example, the events at Dickinson Hall, 
site of the R.O.T.C. offices. There was a 
rumor that the building was going to be 
firebombed. An announcement that 
marshals were needed was made on 
WMUA and the public address system in 
the Student Union. Thirty or more people 
showed up— at midnight, when the 
temperature outside Dickinson could not 
have been more than 50°. Those who 
were inexperienced agreed to leave. The 
others stayed through that night and the 
next, protecting the building and the 
janitors and campus policemen who 
worked there at night. Their watch was 
uneventful. 

Individuals took the iniative in other 
situations too. One day, an out-of-town 
policeman, out of uniform and apparently 
off duty, was discovered sitting in his 
cruiser by the campus pond, staring at 
groups of students with his hand resting 



on the stock of the shotgun by his side. 
When asked his reason for being present 
on the campus, he would answer only 
"police business." Those present 
recognized the danger of the situation and 
responded accordingly. One student kept 
a crowd from forming, another argued 
with the officer, a third sought the 
assistance of campus police, while a 
fourth noted the license number of the 
car and asked the officer's name. After 
several minutes of anxiety and hostility, 
the officer departed. (Inquiry at the city 
hall of the town from which he came 
brought only the reply that they were 
sure he knew his business.) 

These two incidents suggest the general 
atmosphere of good will and cooperation 
with which people greeted the on-campus 
events of the strike. There were, of 
course, moments of bad feeling— some 
teachers felt their effectiveness was 
undermined by the hurried creation of 
new grading regulations, and there were 
hints of the initial stages of power 
struggles within the steering committee 
before the end of the semester. And, of 
course, the major events (such as rallies, 
mass meetings, workshops, committee 
sessions) were not spontaneous but 
depended on careful coordination by the 
steering committee and the marshals. But 
the essence of the strike was still in the 
individual response, the individual ges- 
ture. 

In the end, though, I could relate 
incidents involving individual 
actions— spontaneous or coordinated— all 
day and still not get into the serious 
question about University policy which 
the strike raised. What I have said so far 
relates only indirectly to this issue. 

I have said that last spring the 
University as such had no choice about 
getting involved. On the Amherst 
campus, as on many across the country, 
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might have called it a wildcat strike). The 
question then was what to do about it. 
I have argued that what I did, and what 
large numbers of others did, was required 
of us by our belief in representative 
democracy and our duties as citizens. But 
I have avoided the question of the future; 
this gives no answer to whether or not 
the University should encourage or 
discourage the political activities of its 
members. 

Traditionally, it has been held that 
politics had no business on campuses. 
The state of California went so far as to 
forbid political activities on the campuses 
of state-supported schools— a rule which 
may be given some of the credit for 
creating the first Berkeley uprisings. (It 
appears that such repressive action can 
sometimes be as unwise as it is 
unconstitutional.) Nevertheless, it seems 
only prudent that the enormous resources 
of the university should not themselves 
be committed to direct political action the 
way they are, say, to library construction. 
I think, however, that the basic idea of 
the California law is wrong; universities 
should actually go much further than they 
have in the past to encourage the political 
activities of their members. After all, 
university men and women are in a 
position to bring critical intelligence and 
informed opinion to the political arena. 
Things are certainly in a bad enough mess 
now. It seems clear that critical 
intelligence and informed opinion have 
been in short supply. And, to answer an 
all-too-frequent complaint, if students 
(and their teachers) often seem naive 
when they get into politics, it need only 
be pointed out that the opposite of 
naivete is experience. 

Some might point to the events of last 
spring and say that the University has 
more important things to do than to get 
involved in politics. Look, they would say, 
at the ambiguous outcome the strike 



achieved at the price of so great a 
disruption of normal academic business. 
The world wasn't saved by the strike; 
students and teachers should stick to their 
business. 

I have to agree that the world wasn't 
saved by the strike. That's a good deal 
to expect. On the other hand, the strike 
did accomplish some things. Newspapers 
discovered that they can offend Mr. 
Agnew and survive. The President 
discovered that he could not, with the 
same impunity, offend the electorate. A 
lot of congressmen and senators, not to 
mention mayors, city councilmen, and 
college presidents, found it necessary to 
reexamine their accustomed compromises 
of principle with what will look good, 
justice with who holds the high cards. If 
compromise is abandoned in favor of 
conviction, I am convinced that the war 
will end sooner, justice will be more 
easily obtained, and the high purposes of 
the university will be given greater weight 
both on and off campus. That isn't much, 
I agree, but it's something. 



Pickets and painted fists adorned Herter Hall 
and other campus buildings in May, but by 
June the physical traces of the strike had 
disappeared. 



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16 The Alumnus 



A Critical 
Approach to 
the Strike 



John H. Fenton 



'Conventional wisdom 
concerning student activists is 
way wide of the mark/ 



Critical Approach to Strike 

For the past three years, my public 
opinion and political behavior classes 
have probed student opinion on student 
power and more recently on new left, 
women's liberation, and black power 
issues. My conclusion from the data is 
that the conventional wisdom concerning 
student activists is way wide of the mark, 
i.e., that they are excellent students and 
are "turned off" by the society because 
the nation's institutions do not measure 
up to their "high ideals." 

My data clearly indicate that this 
romantic vision of activists is nonsense. 
Most of the activists are not very different 
from their fellows. That is, they are very 
ordinary human beings with all the faults 
and virtues inherent in the human and 
student condition. Mainly, most of them 
are not terribly bright and are very young 
and very innocent and in some cases very 
foolish and very lazy. Like most of us, 
they prefer diversion over instruction and 
will extend themselves without limit to 
avoid work. And they have been 
eminently successful in securing 
diversion and avoiding instruction or 
work through "relevant" workshops and 
"relevant" courses and "relevant" 
moratoria and "relevant" strikes without 
relevant ends. 

Consider just two facts. 

Fact number one: The variable most 
closely related to student positions on 
student power is attitudes toward the sale 
and use of marijuana. Student power 
supporters generally like marijuana. The 
students opposed to student power' 
oppose marijuana also. 

Remarkably enough, statistical analysis 
indicates that marijuana advocacy plays a 
more important part in determining 
attitudes on student power than any of 
66 other variables, including such items 
as church membership, family 
relationships, and a variety of ideological 
positions. It is as though the variable most 



John H. Fenton 

closely related to liberal-conservative 
divisions in the United States Senate 
were attitudes toward dry martinis. 

Fact number two: The single 
identifiable accomplishment of the 
strikers was a new grade policy. The 
rather eccentric grading system which 
finally emerged from bargaining sessions 
between a student strike committee and 
representatives of the faculty and 
administration superseded both the 
established grading system and the 
guidelines dated May 7, 1970, and 
partially superseded memorandum 
number 16, dated May 12, 1970, entitled 
"New Grading Policy for Spring Term 
1970." I am still confused about the 
precise terms of the policy. However, as 
applied by most faculty the policy 
provided students with the options of 
taking their mid-term letter grade as their 
final course grade or a grade of "pass" 
based upon their mid-term grade, or they 
could drop the course. On the other hand, 
if students wished, they could opt for an 
"incomplete" in the course with the hope 
of improving their grades by taking the 
final examination in the fall of 1970. 
Absolutely intransigent students were 
permitted to complete their term papers 
and take the regularly scheduled 
examinations. So closed the crusade 
against a corrupt and hypocritical society. 

Now let us turn to the strike and the 
reaction of the faculty to the events 
accompanying it. President Nathan Pusey 
of Harvard University likened the tactics 
of the activists on the campuses to the 
"Big Lie" techniques of the fascists of 
yesteryear. During the student strike the 
parallel became apparent to hundreds of 
University of Massachusetts faculty 
members. Some 275 of them joined the 
Faculty Group for Academic Freedom and 
signed a statement entitled, "For 
Education— Against a Political 
University." The statement questioned, 



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"the wisdom of relaxing normal academic 
routine in support of a political strike," 
and deplored both "the fact that the 
Faculty Senate has again seen fit to take 
a collective stand on a disputed political 
question/' and "the atmosphere of 
rampant emotionalism and instances of 
intimidation . . . that have cast serious 
doubt on the possibility of free and 
rational deliberation." 

Several rejoinders to the statement by 
the Faculty Group for Academic Freedom 
have been circulated on the campus. 
Typically, they deny that anyone was 
intimidated by the radicals; they deny any 
threat to academic freedom by the 
radicals; they deny that violence was 
threatened by the radicals. One professor 
distributed a letter in which he asked, 
"Who is threatened with violence? Who 
is intimidated? Are the strikers going to 
come in and beat up the faculty senators? 
One would think so to see and hear the 
enraged refusals to be 'intimidated' by 
'threats of violence.' But this satisfying 
self-congratulatory sense of bravery can 
be enjoyed in perfect safety, because no 
one is going to hurt the faculty senators. 
Their sense of security is threatened, but 
their precious hides [my italics] are not 
threatened." 

It is also true that faculty members 
were never physically threatened by Joe 
McCarthy and his adherents. McCarthy 
never "beat up" faculty members. 
McCarthy, too, denied "intimidation." 
According to McCarthy, 'Teople who did 
not like America could take their precious 
hides to Russia." 

It almost seems a waste of time to 
catalogue the instances of intimidation at 
the University of Massachusetts during 
the strike because they were so numerous 
and obvious to those of us on the scene. 
However, the vintage 1970 big and little 
lies must be as clearly labeled as were 
those of the vintage fifties, even (or 



especially) when well-liked and respected 
colleagues become intoxicated by them. 

First, the symbols surrounding the 
strike were intended to intimidate, 
ranging from the red and black clenched 
fists that were painted on the doors and 
walls of buildings to the signs carried by 
pickets elegantly commanding faculty 
and students to "Get Your Asses Out of 
Classes!" 

Second, the classes of at least three 
professors were disrupted by militants. 

Third, the grade policy negotiations 
with the strike committee were conducted 
under the shadow of warnings of 
violence. For example, one student 
warned in all seriousness that she would 
be killed by her fellows if she failed to 
negotiate a grade policy to their liking. 
There were also threats without number 
of destruction to buildings and offices. 
Faculty who participated in the 
negotiations stated to me that the only 
reason that the grade policy was approved 
was out of fear— fear of violent 
consequences if they failed to act. 

Fourth, students in my public opinion 
class were afraid to attend class because 
it was held in the R.O.T.C. building. We 
decided to hold the classes as scheduled. 
The first topic when we met was 
contingency plans in the event of violent 
disruption. 

Fifth, an "underground" whispering 
campaign was directed against faculty 
members who opposed the strike. They 
were accused of racism and identified as 
fascists. For example, one faculty 
member's daughter reprimanded him in 
tears for referring to the strikers as 
"nigger lovers." This piece of scurrilous 
and erroneous intelligence had been 
relayed to her by a fellow student. 
"Fascist" was scrawled on another's office 
door. A committee was formed to combat 
"Fascist Professors on the Campus." 

Yet two of the six members of the 



executive committee of the Faculty Group 
for Academic Freedom are active mem- 
bers of the American Civil Liberties Union 
and were, until recently, the targets of 
the radical right because of their long 
record of militant defense of freedom to 
dissent. Perhaps the lesson to be learned 
is that the friend of freedom is not to be 
identified by reason of his opposition to 
the radical right of yesteryear. Just as 
clearly, no one should conclude that all 
opponents of today's leftist totalitarians 
are dependable friends of freedom. The 
"true believers" of both sides are all too 
ready to interpret error as sin and to 
condemn the wicked to eternal perdition. 

The hope of the future resides in men 
who fight for freedom whether the threat 
emanates from left or right. Their 
commitment is to the search for and 
dissemination of knowledge. Their 
enemies are those who are using the 
University of Massachusetts to prepare 
missionaries to go out into the greater 
society and bring light to the heathen on 
Viet Nam, the Black Panthers, and on 
other political issues. 

In conclusion, let us consider the 
nonradical flesh-and-blood student and 
faculty member who supported the strike. 
If the leftist's stereotypes of them are 
mistaken, the rightist stereotypes are 
equally distant from reality. True, like 
thee and me they can be hypocritical, 
foolish, lazy, self-serving, and can be led 
astray by big and little lies. But like those 
of us who oppose them they can at the 
very same time be motivated by the 
noblest ideals. Consider the following 
paragraphs from a letter a student named 
Pat Hannigan sent to me: 

"Any attempt at perpetuating a 
democracy in which a substantial 
proportion (possibly even the majority) of 
the youth feel left out, unrepresented, and 
frustrated, seems to me to be doomed to 
failure in the long run. This strike 



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capitalizes on that frustration and puts it 
to what I sincerely hope will be 
constructive action. The level of political 
awareness of my peers has risen 
incredibly within the last week. I cannot 
help but think that is good. I guess what 
I'm saying is that I don't believe in the 
ivory tower concept of a university, where 
dispassionate discussion of events and 
concepts takes place, with the hope that 
"truth" will emerge. Maybe I'm too 
young. But I believe that any person, in 
this most idealistic phase of life who can 
go through four years of learning about 
human misery, betrayal and ignominy 
(along with human nobility and strength) 
without becoming aroused and 
righteously angry enough to try to do 
something to stop it, is inhuman. I don't 
know how effective this strike will be; but 
I know how ineffective NOT striking 
would be. I'm sure you don't agree with 
my stand, Mr. Fenton, but I'm just as sure 
you understand it. 

"I would like to take the grade I had 
in the course as of May 4. Bob Goldstein 
and I are working on our group paper and 
will get it to you one way or another. 
Thank you very much for everything." 

Who could fail to love this student and 
the thousands like her? But, equally, who 
can fail to love the nonconformist student 
who supports R.O.T.C., supports 
President Nixon and Vice President 
Agnew, and opposes the strike? They are 
both pivotal parts of the "open academy," 
an exciting place in which to grow 
intellectually. 

The 1970 tragedy at the University of 
Massachusetts is that the open academy 
is under attack from within. The liberal 
left has long dominated the University, 
but an atmosphere of tolerance and 
mutual respect for opposing viewpoints 
was maintained. Unfortunately, in 1970 
numbers of faculty and students are 
substituting a dull and sterile left-wing 



orthodoxy for the stimulating give and 
take of the "open academy." Conservative 
and moderate faculty and students are 
dismissed as "fascists." Speakers ranging 
from Senator Strom Thurmond on the 
right to Hubert Humphrey in the political 
middle are silenced by the left "true 
believers." 

The alternatives are clear. The lines are 
drawn and the battle is joined. Some of 
us prefer the open academy. Others 
prefer the leftist missionary school 
format. The outcome is in doubt. 



20 The Alumnus 



The Coach 
Emphasizes 
Winning 

Katie S. Gillmor 

An interview with Head 
Football Coach Victor H. 
Fusia 



Coach Emphasizes Winning 

coach fusia: In coaching, as in teaching, 
you've got to give before you can receive. 
Our job as coaches is to add to the total 
development of the student-athlete. I'm 
not equating what we do on the gridiron 
or the practice field with what happens 
in the library or the philosophy class, but 
I do think there is something special we 
can give a boy. 

Our philosophy is to teach the football 
player how to win, and how to accept 
victory generously. At the same time, we 
have to teach him how to lose and to lose 
ungrudgingly. But the emphasis is always 
on winning. 

alumnus: Until the year before last, you 
didn't have to worry about losing. 
coach fusia: True. I had never before 
experienced a season as horrendous as the 
1968 season. I didn't know how to handle 
it, and I think the boys did a better job 
than I. 

We may say that it's how you play the 
game, but it isn't. You go out there to 
win. The purpose of the game is to win, 
and you destroy the game if you dilute 
the purpose. Some people think that this 
great desire to win is an unfortunate 
attitude typical of American sports. But, 
why is it bad? Education is supposed to 
prepare a young man for life. Life is 
competition. Success in life goes only to 
the man who competes successfully, be 
he a lawyer who wins law cases or a 
salesman who sells goods. A successful 
executive is the man who can make 
money and stay out of bankruptcy. There 
is little reward for the loser, no matter 
who or what he is. So, as far as I'm 
concerned, there's nothing wrong with 
this will to win. 

alumnus: And how do you shape a team 
into a winning unit? 

coach fusia: In UMass football, we have 
tried to teach that which we know, not 
what somebody else knows. We spend a 
great deal of time in evaluating execution 



Katie S. Gillmor 

versus techniques. We try not to be all 
show and no go. Execution gets T.D.'s, 
and execution stops the opponents from 
making T.D.'s. We believe in repetition 
in our preparation, and we teach 
something and repeat it so many times 
that it becomes a reflex. We have to make 
the student-athlete believe in what we are 
teaching them, what we feel and what we 
know. 

Our football is based on positive, 
old-fashioned truths. We don't waste any 
time in doing something we can't achieve. 
Running, blocking, and tackling are basic 
to our game. We try to adapt our present 
systems of offense and defense to the 
type of skills we have on hand. Countless 
hours are spent evaluating our personnel. 
We can't rely solely on trial and 
error— that takes too much time. So we 
have a battery of tests to help us plan 
efficiently. For instance, we may be the 
only school in America that uses a field 
vision test. Visual acuity varies with each 
individual and can have a very definite 
influence on performance. An optometrist 
checks our boys for vertical and lateral 
vision, which can be unrelated to good or 
bad eyesight. One eye is always a little 
stronger than the other in relation to 
width of sight. If a boy's left eye is a little 
weaker than his right, we will make sure 
he is placed on the left side of the line 
if he is a member of our defensive unit, 
and the same thing goes offensively. If he 
is a receiver, we will make sure he is 
catching the ball from the proper angle. 
alumnus: You need a computer to figure 
it all out. 

coach fusia: And we use a computer in 
our breakdown of opponents and in the 
breakdown of our own offense and 
defense. We are always working on error 
reduction. 

alumnus: It would seem that this 
approach works quite well. Your fans are 
very happy with it. 



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coach fusia: Yes. As a matter of fact, a 
few years ago, when I had to decide 
whether or not to stay at UMass, an 
important factor in my decision to stay 
was the support we get from the students 
and alumni. This is a very healthy student 
body— maybe the best in the country. 
Sure, we have a few flare-ups here and 
there; but, on the whole, the student body 
is a fine one. They are very responsive 
and they believe in the sports end of 
things. 

As for the alumni, no matter what we 
have asked them to do, they've tried to 
do their best. They are behind us one 
hundred per cent. Unfortunately, alumni 
only play a small part in the recruiting 
of prospective student-athletes. They are 
willing to help in any way possible, but 
most of them don't know how to hard sell 
the prospects. But we have received some 
major assistance from some alumni, 
which has helped tremendously. 
alumnus: You mentioned recruiting. How 
does it work and how crucial is it? 
coach fusia: Football success really 
depends on recruiting. Of course, 
coaching has a part to play too, but you 
might say that recruiting is coaching. 

We recruit actively in Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, 
Pennsylvania and Maine, and in the prep 
schools in Maine and New Hampshire. 
We cover Maryland, the District of 
Columbia, and Virginia by 
correspondence only. We visit a total of 
456 high schools annually— each coach 
has been averaging 75 high schools a year. 

Through all sources, we receive about 
1,200 names, and we hope to arrive at a 
final list of 125 prospects. Many factors 
are considered in picking that final list. 
We look at the total player: his age, size, 
intelligence, neuro-muscular reactions, 
and that wonderful thing called desire. 
We eliminate boys because of their size, 
lack of ability or speed, low pain 



tolerance, bad grades, or poor character. 
The final 125 are quality athletes. 

The student-athlete we try to attract 
has got to meet our admissions standards 
and he has got to be able to do the work 
academically. He has got to be the type of 
athlete who can beat our best opponents 
and he has got to qualify as a man. Boys 
like this are rare. There are a lot of highly 
skilled athletes at the secondary level, but 
not all of them are going to fill the bill. 
alumnus: What do you mean by "qualify 
as a man"? 

coach fusia: I think this is a question of 
character, moral fiber. We don't want to 
get the boy here who is capable of 
swimming in dangerous water or who has 
created waves in the past. To determine 
this, you have got to have home 
visitations— you know darn well that the 
boy, in nine cases out of ten, is going to 
be just like the parents. 

We check out a boy as thoroughly as 
possible to determine his character. We 
visit the local hangouts, the gasoline 
stations, the law enforcement people in 
town. We check the prospect against 
opponents he has played and with other 
high school coaches. We can still make 
a mistake, but not often. We work on the 
reduction of error here as in almost 
everything we do. 

Usually about 75% of the athletes on 
our final list are admitted to the 
University. But the competition is keener 
than ever for the boy who has what we 
want. We haven't been able to actually 
enroll enough of the "tenderloin"— the 
multiple applicant. This past year we lost 
about twenty-five of our top choices to 
such schools as Boston College, Army, 
Penn State, Holy Cross and Syracuse. 

And it isn't because we haven't tried. 
My secretary has typed 1,625 letters, an 
average of 13 letters a prospect. We have 
made 1,375 phone calls, an average of 11 
per prospect. We have visited the homes 



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of these athletes on 375 occasions, an 
average of 3 home visits a prospect. We 
made 375 school visits; again, an average 
of 3 per prospect. 

Now, why aren't we getting enough of 
the tenderloin? The reasons given by last 
year's top prospects for not accepting 
Massachusetts indicate the problems are 
money and prestige. One boy turned us 
down because we don't give the N.C.A.A. 
grant, which is books, tuition fees, room 
and board, and $15 a month. Now, I don't 
believe in the $15 a month. But I do think 
that, whether a student is a football player 
or a member of the band or the debating 
team, if he is capable of doing our work 
and qualifies as a gentleman or as a lady 
and can contribute, then he should 
receive some compensation or aid. 

Many of our prospects look down on 
playing in the Yankee Conference. This 
might be the big factor in their not 
coming. 

alumnus: Are you dissatisfied with the 
Yankee Conference? 
coach fusia: Yes. Everything is equal as 
far as the Yankee Conference goes, but 
most of our schedule is out of the 
Conference. The YanCon system is just 
not realistic in terms of such opponents 
as Boston College and Holy Cross, 
Buffalo, Dartmouth and Harvard. 

Numbers hurt us. For years we were 
only allowed twenty scholarships for the 
entire athletic program. Things are a little 
better now since the rule was changed to 
allow twenty scholarships distributed 
between basketball and football. And 
formerly, if somebody dropped out of 
school, we had a rule that we could not 
replace him. As of a year ago, we are 
allowed to make replacements. 

UMass may be acclaimed nationally, 
but much of our athletics, football in 
particular, has been held back. It seems 
to me that we should establish a system 
or formula to upgrade the quality of play 



within the Conference. We need to place 
the University in a more competitive 
position with out natural in-state 
opponents, and all opponents that are on 
future schedules. I'm not thinking in 
terms of being on par nationally, but I do 
think that we have potential and should 
have a system that would make us very 
respectable throughout the East. 

alumnus: What teams would you like to 
be able to compete with? 
coach fusia: Any of the Ivy group— not 
only Brown and Columbia, but 
Dartmouth, Colgate, Rutgers, and the 
service academies. I don't think that a 
New England school can compete with 
the Penn States and the Pitts and the 
Syracuses, although we might in a given 
year. In 1963 and 1964 we could have 
competed with those clubs and maybe 
licked them on a given Saturday. But we 
never had enough depth here to play the 
likes of Penn State Saturday after 

Saturday. 

We get good athletes here, but we 
would almost have to double our program 
to compete. Take the team this year. We 
have one good offensive unit and one 
good defensive unit. Football is a violent, 
very physical game. Somebody is going 
to get hit; when you get hit, you are going 
to get hurt. The team needs back-up men. 
If your back-up is almost comparable to 
the first line man, then you have depth. 
alumnus: And yet we've done well even 
without depth. 

coach fusia: Yes. On the whole, the ball 
has bounced extremely well for us. We've 
had some good boys and I've always been 
fortunate in having a very capable staff. 
I think this is the best group of coaches 
that I have ever seen at one school. They 
are all very knowledgeable. The 
student-athlete is the person on their 
minds first— that and winning— but the 
two things go together. These coaches 
seem to have a wholesome philosophy in 



their approach to the sport and in their 
respect for the boys they handle. 

Speaking of philosophy, there are 
many dimensions in football that very 
few people know about. For instance, 
we set up a list of "Football Command- 
ments." It may sound like a lot of 
rah-rah, but we believe in them. We 
tell the boys, "If you're going to wear the 
Redman uniform, don't just take this as 
a first-day gospel reading and then forget 
it. Do it day in and day out." The first 
commandment is to go to church. The 
second is to study hard because we are 
here primarily for an education. The third 
is to accept your teammates' personality 
and heritage. The fourth is loyalty to the 
school, your squad, and, above all, 
yourself. Finally, hit like hell. 



Schedule 

FOOTBALL 

October 24 Connecticut (Homecoming) 
October 31 at Vermont 
November 7 at Holy Cross 
November 14 New Hampshire 
November 21 Boston Col 



For the sixth consecutive year, Ted Peene 
is doing the play-by-play broadcast of 
Redmen football on WTTT. BiU Carty, 
former tight end and now a student coach 
under Vic Fusia, is working with him. 

BASKETBALL 
December 1 St. Anselm's 
December 5 at Vermont 
December 10 at Rhode Island 
December 12 New Hampshire 
December 15 at Connecticut 
December 18 American International 
December 22 Hofstra 

December 28-December 30 Hall of Fame 
Tournament in Springfield 



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On 
Campus 



On Campus 

Three's a crowd 

Triples are an all-too-common 
phenomenon this fall as students face a 
housing shortage both on and off campus. 
Cramped quarters were inevitable 
because of the union strike last April, 
which delayed the opening of a new 
dormitory complex slated to house over 
1,000 students, and also because of lenient 
policies instituted last May. The grading 
guidelines adopted during the student 
strike allow students who had marginal 
grades to enroll again this year. Housing 
and enrollment projections for 1970-71, 
however, were predicated on an estimated 
550 students flunking out in 1969-70. 

At the beginning of the summer, there 
were about 1,500 triples possible in the 
fall. Extraordinary measures were taken 
to reduce this number. Letters were 
sent to freshmen urging them to vol- 
untarily triple; 350 agreed to do so. 
Upperclassmen were also asked to triple, 
and 20 out of 12,000 volunteered. 
Students choosing to triple receive a 30% 
reduction in room rent. 

Other policies were instituted to 
encourage off campus arrangements. 
Letters were sent to students living within 
commuting distance asking them to 
withdraw from campus housing for the 
first semester. Upperclassmen were urged 
to consider boarding at fraternities and 
sororities; in turn, the fraternities and 
sororities were urged to fill empty beds 
with nonaffiliated students. Permission 
was granted for juniors and seniors to live 
off campus, but many of them have been 
unable to find apartments. 

A particularly effective measure to 
reduce tripling was the institution of an 
advance deposit to reserve rooms in 
dormitories. Some 500 students did not 
reserve rooms. 

These new housing measures have had 
an effect, although the problem is far 



from being solved. As the fall semester 
approached, the Housing Office 
estimated that there would be, at most, 
500 triples. Such crowded conditions are 
not new to the Amherst campus, of 
course; there were 300 triples officially 
listed last year. However, that figure is 
deceptive— many of the 300 triples were 
peopled by "ghosts" who never 
registered. Unfortunately, there is nothing 
ephemeral about three in a room this 
year. 

R.O.T.C. Status 

At its April meeting, the board of trustees 
voted to authorize the administration to 
notify the Defense Department that the 
University wishes to renegotiate its 
R.O.T.C. contracts. 

In June, the board approved four 
additional recommendations of the 
faculty senate: that the academic rank of 
Lecturer ordinarily be conferred upon 
officer personnel appointed to the 
Departments of Military and Air Science, 
except that the rank of Professor shall be 
conferred on the Senior Officer; that 
courses with substantial "academic area" 
content be offered by the appropriate 
academic departments and taught by the 
regular faculty (with academic credit and 
an enrollment open to non-R.OT.C. 
students); that courses of indoctrination, 
and/or drill, and/or training in military 
skills be taught by military personnel and 
carry no academic credit; and that the 
administration be authorized to claim full 
Federal funding for the R.O.T.C. 
program. 

Amendments to the motion were 
proposed by Maj. Gen. John J. Maginnis 
'18 and passed by the board. Referring to 
the courses described in the second and 
third parts of the original motion, the first 
amendment added the following words: 
"These courses would be offered by the 



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members of the Division of Military and 
Air Science supplemented by cooperating 
faculty members of other departments or 
appropriate disciplines. Academic credit 
will be granted on the same basis and 
criteria as applied to all courses 
University-wide." The second amendment 
permits the continuation of the present 
four-year and two-year options. The 
faculty senate had recommended only the 
two-year program with the added 
obligation of an extra summer camp. 

The Vanishing Elm 

There are thousands of dead trees in neat 
rows at the University's research nursery. 
They are young elms which researchers 
from the UMass Shade Tree Laboratories 
have deliberately inoculated with Dutch 
elm disease fungus in efforts to find a 
disease-resistant strain of elm. 

The elm disease, first discovered in 
Holland in 1919, spread to this country 
by 1930. An estimated 400,000 trees are 
killed each year in the U.S. by the fungus, 
which chokes the vascular system. The 
fungus is transmitted by the elm bark 
beetle, which chooses diseased elm trees 
as the place to lay its eggs. The beetles 
hatch in the spring loaded with fungus 
spores which are passed to healthy elms 
as the insects feed on the tender new 
bark. Spread of the fungus can kill a tree 
in one season or, in the case of older trees, 
in several years. 

In its search for a disease-resistant 
strain, the UMass Shade Tree Lab is 
working with foreign varieties as well as 
local strains and has research plots of 
Siberian elms, Buisman elms, Carpathian 
elms and others. The fungus is given to 
a whole crop of young elms and the two 
per cent or less that show resistance are 
crossed with resistant strains from 
' previous years. 

The process starts with elm seed, 



gathered in early summer and sent to the 
Atomic Energy Commission's 
Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long 
Island. There the seed is treated with 
thermal neutrons in order to change the 
genetic makeup of the seed chromosomes 
and possibly produce mutants resistant to 
disease. So far, however, no clearly 
resistant mutants have resulted. 

The seeds, back from Brookhaven, are 
set out in greenhouses over the winter. 
The young elms are then transplanted to 
the research nursery at the west end of 
the Amherst main campus and at the 
UMass nursery in Belchertown where 
they are left to grow for up to five years, 
awaiting their date with the Dutch elm 
fungus. In all, the lab has some 9,500 elms 
growing in Amherst and Belchertown. 

According to the Lab's director, 
Malcolm A. McKenzie, what may seem 
to be a resistant tendency in a tree often 
turns out to be only the natural resistance 
of a young tree growing rapidly. Dr. 
McKenzie admitted, "We've done a lot of 
work without too much to show in the 
way of results." 

Despite scientific efforts at UMass and 
elsewhere, Shade Tree Laboratory staff 
member, Dr. Francis W. Holmes, predicts 
that it will be well into the 1980s and 
1990s before resistant varieties are 
available in quantity. 

Black Studies 

An Afro- American studies department 
designed to offer an undergraduate major 
in Afro- American studies and courses in 
black humanities for nonmajors is part of 
the curriculum this fall. Named for the 
noted black scholar W.E.B. DuBois, the 
department was created following many 
months of planning by a faculty-student 
University Committee on Black Studies 
working with the University 
administration. 



The plans call for a fully-staffed 
department to be in operation by the fall 
of 1972 with a full time faculty of twenty, 
a director, an administrative staff and a 
library collection in Afro- American 
studies. The department will offer a series 
of course sequences in various disciplines 
which will, in combination, present the 
social, cultural and political history of the 
Afro- American people in a 
comprehensive and structurally 
integrated manner. Disciplines involved 
will be African languages, literature, 
history, anthropology, political science, 
economics, psychology, music and fine 
arts. 

The Afro-American studies major will 
be recommended, according to the 
committee, "only to students intent on a 
career in teaching or advanced 
scholarship in Afro-American studies in 
one of the relevant professional 
disciplines." For nonmajors, the general 
introductory courses in the department 
will be the black humanities sequence. 

The committee has suggested general 
principles for the Afro- American studies 
department. One is that it will be 
interdisciplinary, crossing traditional 
boundaries in areas relevant to black 
experience, and that it will be 
international in scope. Another aim is that 
the department emphasize independent 
research and nontraditional work-study 
programs in the black community. Two 
other essential principles are continued 
negotiations for a Five College Black 
Studies Department with neighboring 
Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke 
and Smith Colleges, and the development 
of a Black Cultural Center at UMass. 
According to the committee, the 
department is designed "to move into the 
existing vacuum and become a focus for 
the expression of black academic and 
cultural concerns." 

Until the department is fully 



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operational and staffed, an interim 
director will head the program, recruit 
faculty and work on the establishment of 
the Black Cultural Center. The director 
will be assisted by interim staff members 
recruited from the present UMass faculty. 
The cultural center, particularly through 
films and lectures, will complement the 
limited academic programs at the initial 
stages of the department's development. 

Grants for Education 
and History 

The U.S. Office of Education awarded a 
$130,000 contract to the University's 
School of Education to analyze data 
received from a survey of compensatory 
education in the nation. The 1970 Survey 
of Compensatory Education, which was 
conducted by the Office of Education, 
produced a considerable amount of data 
on federally supported projects which 
help disadvantaged children adjust to 
school. The UMass team will analyze the 
elementary school information to help 
ascertain the success of these programs. 
In a year noted for a general scarcity 
of academic grants, six historians at the 
University have won awards. R. Dean 
Ware, associate professor, has obtained a 
Fulbright grant to lecture and pursue 
research in medieval English history at 
Trinity College in Dublin during the 
coming academic year. Professor Lewis 
Hanke, who received a Humanities 
Council grant for the same period, will 
work in Spain and elsewhere on a history 
of the Spanish viceroys of the New 
World. A Guggenheim Fellowship, one of 
the very few given this year to historians 
in the U.S., was awarded to Professor 
Vincent Ilardi who will spend half of the 
coming year in Europe and half in the 
U.S., working on a book on Renaissance 
diplomacy. Professor Louis Greenbaum, 
awarded one of the few National Institute 



of Health grants ever presented to a 
nonscientist, will work in Paris on a 
biography of the French chemist 
Lavoisier. Assistant professor Robert 
Jones has begun work on a book on the 
18th century Russian nobility under an 
American Philosophical Society grant. 
Joseph Hernon, an associate professor, 
has been awarded a visiting lectureship 
at Trinity College, Dublin, for the coming 
academic year. He will also work under 
an American Philosophical Society grant 
on a book on 19th century British rule 
in Ireland. 

Trustee Action 

Two controversial items appeared on the 
agenda of the August meeting of the 
board of trustees. One was the use of 
student activity tax funds; "social action 
programs" sponsored by the student 
senate had been in question. Although 
the budget allocated by the student senate 
and the student tax of $36.50 per student 
was approved, the trustees announced 
that they would set guidelines in the 
future. This policy would be, "that funds 
for student activities collected by charges 
authorized by the board of trustees be 
expended for the support of activities on 
or closely related to the campus for which 
the charge is made and that no such funds 
be applied to donations of any kind to 
individuals or groups or organizations for 
activities off such campus or for the 
support of programs conducted off such 
campus, or be applied to support the 
candidacy of individuals seeking public 
office." 

The second controversial item brought 
before the board was the Princeton Plan, 
an autumnal political recess which several 
colleges and universities are considering. 
The board rejected a proposal passed by 
the faculty senate which would have 
closed the University for two weeks 



before the November elections. Instead, 
an alternative arrangement proposed by 
Chancellor Tippo was adopted. Although 
UMass will remain open, students who 
wish to work for candidates may notify 
their teachers to that effect and make up 
any work they missed. 

Nursing Dean Retires 

Mary A. Maher, Dean of the School of 
Nursing since the School was established 
in 1953, retires this month. The board of 
trustees has named her Dean Emeritus, 
and her colleagues and friends have 
established a scholarship fund in her 
honor. 

The School of Nursing had four 
teachers and twelve students when Miss 
Maher assumed her responsibilities as its 
first Dean. Seventeen years later, there 
are 37 members of the faculty and 325 
students. Under her leadership, 331 
students have been awarded bachelor's 
degrees in nursing. Aside from the 
undergraduate program, which was 
accredited by the National League for 
Nursing in 1960, the School also offers 
a four-semester master's degree program 
in nursing administration. 

Alumni who wish to support the 
scholarship fund should make checks 
payable to "Trustees, University of 
Massachusetts, Mary A. Maher 
Scholarship Fund." Contributions should 
be sent to: School of Nursing, University 
of Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts 
Public Health Center, Amherst 01002. 

Nominations Needed 

Each year the Associate Alumni, through 
its Alumni Honorary Degrees and 
Awards Committee, selects individuals 
who deserve recognition. These alumni 
become candidates for honorary degrees 
given by the University or awards for 



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distinguished service which the alumni 
association distributes annually. Alumnus 
readers are invited to submit names of 
fellow graduates who might qualify for 
these honors. Criteria are as follows: 

Candidates for honorary degrees must 
be alumni of great distinction. The board 
of trustees grants only a limited number 
of these degrees, and the trustees look for 
intellectual attainment of the highest 
order in a candidate's field, outstanding 
achievement of which the University 
would wish to indicate its approval, and 
a candidate's extraordinary contribution 
to the well-being of the University or the 
Commonwealth. 

These criteria also apply to the three 
Awards for Distinguished Service made 
each year by the alumni association. 
These awards are in recognition of public 
service, professional service, and service 
to the University. 

Candidates' names should be 
submitted to the Alumni Honorary 
Degrees and Awards Committee through 
its chairman, Maida Riggs. Miss Riggs 
may be reached at the Department of 
Women's Physical Education at the 
University. Suggestions may also be sent 
to Evan Johnston at the alumni office. 

A University Bookcase 

Economics of Dissent, written by Ben B. 
Seligman and published by Quadrangle 
Books, has been named one of the most 
outstanding academic books reviewed last 
year by "Choice," the official publication 
of the Association of College and 
Research Libraries. Dr. Seligman is 
director of the Labor Relations and 
Research Center at the University. 

Professor Stephen B. Oates of the 
history department recently published 
two books: To Purge This Land With Blood: 
A Biography of ]ohn Brown which, 
according to a review in 'Tublisher's 



Weekly," draws a parallel "between the 
tragedy of John Brown and the passionate 
militancy of the Black Panther movement 
today;" and Visions of Glory: Texans on the 
Southwestern Frontier. The author says, "In 
some ways, Visions of Glory is an anti-war 
book, not because it is a polemic against 
violence, but because it narrates the 
evidence of the violent and savage stain 
in our frontier." Harper and Row 
published To Purge This Land With Blood 
and the University of Oklahoma Press 
published Visions of Glory. 

The chairman of the department of 
hotel and restaurant administration, 
Donald E. Lundberg, has written The Hotel 
and Restaurant Business and co-authored 
Understanding Cooking. Both books were 
published recently, the former by 
Institutions Magazine and the latter by 
Edward Arnold Publishers, Ltd. 

Talleyrand: Statesman-Priest by Louis S. 
Greenbaum has been published by the 
Catholic University of America Press. Dr. 
Greenbaum, a professor of history, 
revises the generally accepted cynical 
view of Talleyrand's ministry in the 
direction of courage, sincerity and 
industry. 

Another contribution from the 
University's history department is The 
High Middle Ages: 814-1300, published by 
Prentice-Hall. The book was edited by 
Archibald R. Lewis who asserts, 'The 
High Middle Ages were not the era of 
illiteracy, religious fanaticism and feudal 
rivalries that modern historians so often 
paint." 

And From the UMass Press 

The fall catalog is now available and 
UMass professors have contributed 
several of the new titles listed. Among 
them are: John A. Brentlinger, a 
philosophy professor who has edited The 
Symposium of Plato, a new translation by 



Suzy Q Groden; Donald Junkins '53, a 
poet and the director of the University's 
M.F.A. program in English, who 
composed And Sandpipers She Said; 
Lawrence Foster, an assistant professor 
of philosophy, and the late J. W. 
Swanson, editors of Experience and Theory, 
a collection of seven essays by 
outstanding contemporary philosophers; 
John C. Weston, an English professor, 
who has edited a new edition of A Drunk 
Man Looks at the Thistle by Hugh 
MacDiarmid; B. F. Wilson, a professor of 
forestry, who wrote The Growing Tree; and 
Robert A. Hart of the history department 
who edited Military Government journal; 
Normandy to Berlin by Major General John 
J. Maginnis '18. 

Those interested in obtaining a copy of 
the fall catalog should write to the 
University of Massachusetts Press in 
Munson Hall. 



28 The Alumnus 

dub 
Calendar 



James H. Allen '66 

Director of Alumni Affairs 



Club Calendar 

We were promised "an old fashioned 
clambake, cooked over hot rocks coated 
with seaweed." This was too good to 
miss. So on Sunday, August 2, 1 found 
myself in Orleans on Cape Cod where the 
Hotel and Restaurant Administration 
Alumni Club held its annual summer 
meeting. Ken Mayo '67, the host, was 
joined by over sixty fellow H. and R. 
majors. The day's events included rides 
over Nauset Beach, swimming, croquet, 
tennis and, of course, the clambake. 

As summer's heat passed and the crisp, 
clear days and nights of fall came upon 
us, football replaced clambakes as the 
focal point of the club program. The 
Varsity M Club has been sponsoring 
some fine sports-related activities. Not 
least among them was the Varsity M Beer 
Tent at Homecoming. One dollar for all 
the beer you can drink— we're looking 
forward to Homecoming '71 already. 

A series of Varsity M Football 
Luncheons began September 16. These 
are held Wednesdays at 12:15 at the 
Newman Center; they cost $1.50 and will 
continue throughout the football season. 

Homecoming will be thoroughly 
reported on in the December Alumnus. In 
the meantime, however, we'de like to 
thank the members of the Northampton 
Alumni Club for their fine job as hosts 
of the Hutch Inn faculty/alumni Dinner 
and Dixieland. 

The Redmen play Holy Cross at 
Worcester on November 7, and Bob '55 
and Mary Lee Boyle Pelosky '56, with the 
help of other Worcester area alumni, will 
host a cocktail party. This will be held 
immediately after the game, at Nick's 
Grill on Boylston Street in Worcester. 
(Take the Worcester Expressway (Route 
290) north to the Gold Star Boulevard 
exit. Take the first left turn off Gold Star 
Boulevard. When you reach Boylston 
Street, turn left. Travel for about one 
quarter mile and Nick's will be on the 



James H. Allen 

right-hand side of the street.) 

Our last football game of the year will 
be against Boston College at Amherst on 
November 21. A cocktail party and buffet 
will be held in the new Murray D. Lincoln 
Campus Center after the game. Coach Vic 
Fusia will be guest of honor, and we look 
forward to hearing him discuss highlights 
of the completed season and his plans for 
the future. The Berkshire Club, which is 
sponsoring this buffet, extends an 
invitation to all interested alumni. 

And to top off what will surely be a 
great season, the Greater Boston Alumni 
Club will hold its Annual Sports Banquet 
on Friday, December 4. This year the 
banquet will move from the Waltham 
Field Station to the congenial atmosphere 
of the Peter Stuyvesant Restaurant at 
Anthony's Pier 4. Stan Barron '51 is the 
chairman of the event. For additional 
information, please write to me at the 
alumni office. 



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Report 



1936 

Patrick J. Fitzgerald, professor and 
chairman of the department of pathology 
at the State University of New York, 
Downstate Medical College, has been 
elected a member of the Executive 
Council of the Council of Academic 
Societies, Association of American 
Medical Colleges. Dr. Fitzgerald is a 
former president of the American 
Association of Pathologists and 
Bacteriologists and has represented that 
organization in the Council of Academic 
Societies for the past three years. 

The Forties 

Hazel Burick Cunninghis '47 is a 

part-time substitute teacher. 
BioDiagnostics, Inc., a recently organized 
specialty clinical products company in 
Pasadena, announced the appointment of 
M. Keith Nadel '49 as its president and 
chief executive officer. Dr. Nadel 
formerly held the position of manager of 
the chemistry division in Xerox's 
discontinued Medical Diagnostics 
Organization. 

1950 

Everett G. Downing, head of the social 
studies department at Sharon High 
School, will exchange places with a 
teacher at the Trinity School in Surrey, 
England for the coming academic year 
under the auspices of the 1961 
Fulbright-Hays Act. 



The Classes Report 

1951 

Roderick G. Bell is assistant manager of 
accounting for the New York Life 
Insurance Company. Jeremiah T. 
Herlihy, who is presently with Sandusky 
Foundry and Machine in Sandusky, Ohio, 
has been elected a fellow of the American 
Institute of Chemists. 



1952 

A. John Raffin has joined the Providence 
advertising firm of Creamer, Trowbridge, 
Case & Basford, Inc., as a vice-president 
of account group administration. 

1953 

Three books by Dr. Francis S. Galasso, 

chief of material synthesis at the United 
Aircraft Research Laboratories in East 
Hartford, have been published recently. 
They are: Structure, Properties and Prepara- 
tion ofPerovskite Type Compounds; Structure 
and Properties of Inorganic Solids; and High 
Modulus Fibers and Composites. The Mass- 
achusetts Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany named John C. Howard assistant 
director of group insurance underwriting 
in the group life and health underwrit- 
ing department. A veteran of the U.S. 
Navy and a recipient of an LL.B. degree 
from Western New England College in 
1964, Mr. Howard is vice-chairman of the 
Wilbraham Democratic Town Committee 
and a member of the Wilbraham Com- 
munications Committee. The Acting 
Chairman of Home Economics Education 
at the University of Rhode Island, Patricia 
Smith Kelly received her Ph.D. degree 
from Ohio State University in 1969. Mr. 
and Mrs. Donald I. Morey announced the 
birth of Claudia Linda, born January 13, 
1970. 



1955 

Arnold E. Grade was recently promoted 
to associate professor of English at the 
State University College, Brockport, New 
York. New Hampshire's Child: The Derry 
Journals of Lesley Frost, which Dr. Grade 
co-edited with Lawrance Thompson, has 
been named one of the Fifty Books of the 
Year by the American Institute of Graphic 
Arts; he has just completed another vol- 
ume, A Coming Out of Stars: Robert Frost 
as Teacher. William W. Shrader, a prin- 
cipal engineer in Raytheon's Equipment 
Division Laboratory in Wayland, wrote 
the chapter on moving target indication 
radar in a new survey of the radar field 
entitled Radar Handbook. Mr. Shrader 
earned an M.S.E.E. degree at Northeast- 
ern University and is a senior member of 
the Institute of Electrical and Electronic 
Engineers. 

1957 

Lee H. Hall, assistant director of group 
claims for the Massachusetts Mutual Life 
Insurance Company in Springfield, is 
married to the former Carol Green '56. 
A member of the Bar in Massachusetts 
and Pennsylvania, Z. Edward Heller is 
associated with the law firm of Wisler, 
Pearlstine, Talone & Gerber in 
Norristown, Pennsylvania. A registered 
representative of the National Association 
of Security Dealers, Joseph M. Kmetz, Jr. 
has been promoted from analyst to 
manager in the pension trust 
administration and underwriting 
department of the Massachusetts Mutual 
Life Insurance Company. The 
achievements of David S. Liederman, who 
is serving his first term as a member of 
the Massachusetts House of 
Representatives, were recognized by the 
National Association of Social Workers 
when he was selected "Social Worker of 



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the Year" at the annual meeting of the 
Eastern Massachusetts Chapter. 
Representative Liederman is also an 
assistant professor, lecturing in urban 
problems, at Boston University. G. 
Catherine O'Connor Turner is a teacher 
at South Hadley High School. 

1959 

William E. Donohue, who is married to 
the former Sara Varanka, is a marketing 
specialist with G.E. The Massachusetts 
Mutual Life Insurance Company named 
Roger F. Sugrue assistant director of 
group pension policyholder service in the 
group pension administration 
department. The fifth children's book 
written by John F. Waters, The Crab From 
Yesterday, has been selected by the Junior 
Literary Guild. Aaron and Shirley Soko- 
letsky White have two daughters: Ga- 
brielle, born in 1966, and Jocelyn, born 
in 1968. 

1960 

James and Brenda Brizzolari Cooley '61 

announced the birth of their second child, 
Andrew Ericson, born February 15, 1970. 
The New England Regional Commission 
has appointed Charles C. Crevo, the 
chairman of the Division of Inventory and 
Forecasting of the Institute of Traffic 
Engineers, as the executive director of the 
Northern New England East-West 
Highway Study. Mr. Crevo will 
coordinate and supervise all phases of the 
investigation into the economic 
development potentials of an east-west 
highway linking Maine, New Hampshire 
and Vermont. A registered professional 
engineer, he has served as chief 
transportation planner for Rhode Island 
and spent four years with the Connecticut 
Highway Department. Leonard and 
Elaine Borash Galane announced the 



birth of their second child, Darcy Lynn, 
born April 26, 1969. Katherine L. Grover 
is in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, teaching 
fourth grade and running journeys by 
Grover," a travel consultant firm. A.T.&T. 
employs Richard F. Lipman as a staff 
engineer-instructor. Arthur and Frances 
Gravalese Phillips have announced the 
birth of their third child, Thomas Paul, 
born June 21, 1970. 

1961 

Cornelius J. Coleman, former chief of the 
Office Collection Force of the Internal 
Revenue Service in Boston, has been 
assigned as assistant district director in 
Omaha. Mr. Coleman received his LL.B. 
degree from the University of 
Connecticut in 1967 and is a member of 
the Massachusetts Bar. 

1962 

Donald and Deborah Read Aikman have 
two children, six-year-old Douglas and 
four-year-old Dawn. A supervising nurse 
at the Fort Logan Mental Health Center 
in Colorado, Lesley Smith married 
Thomas P. Branch on January 25, 1969. 
Joseph W. Lipchitz received a Ph.D. in 
history from Case Western Reserve 
University last June. Jason Roderick was 
born December 31, 1969 to Joseph and 
Mary Nickerson Pan. The College of 
Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey 
Medical Center of Pennsylvania State 
University announced the promotion of 
Steven J. Smith from instructor to 
assistant professor. The American 
Telephone Company in New York City 
employs Doris E. Woodworth as a staff 
statistician. 

1963 

Bradley S. Bowden, former assistant 



professor of biology at Bridgewater State 
College, has been appointed an instructor 
of biology at Alfred University. The 
Massachusetts General Life Insurance 
Company promoted Eliot Lappen to 
associate manager. Lehigh University 
awarded a Ph.D. in applied mechanics to 
Robert B. Leonesio. 

1964 

Mark I. Cheren is a student in the UMass 
School of Education. Donald E. Magee, 
who is in Arizona with the National Park 
Service, is married to Linda Kimball. 
Karen Elizabeth was born July 12, 1970 
to Frederick (S) and Diane Woodard 
McClure. Edward and Susan Glickman 
Salamoff '65 have announced the birth of 
Adam Lee, born April 11, 1970. Dr. 
Salamoff recently received his D.M.D. 
degree from the Tufts University School 
of Dental Medicine; he is now a captain 
in the Army. 

1965 

The assistant supervisor in the home 
office of the Aetna Insurance Company, 
Charles H. Comey III and his wife, the 
former Cathleen A. Janes, have a 
two-year-old daughter named Robin. 
Iowa State University awarded a Ph.D. to 
Blanche Marie Cournoyer. Jack K. 
Kooyoomjian, who received his M.S. in 
management engineering from Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, is a candidate for the 
Ph.D. degree in bio-environmental 
engineering. Dawn Perry L'Heureux is 
teaching at Chester State College in 
Pennsylvania. A speech and dramatics 
teacher in the Hays school system in 
Kansas, Marjory F. Leavitt '69 is married 
to William C. Segal. Carole L. Sherman, 
a fifth grade teacher, is married to 
Raymond Whinnem. Mr. and Mrs. Peter 
C. Witherell have a daughter, Tina, born 



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March 13, 1968. Mr. Witherell resigned 
his commission in the U.S. Public Health 
Service in 1968 and entered graduate 
school at the University of California at 
Davis that same year. Last March, he was 
awarded an M.S. in entomology and is 
currently working toward his doctorate. 

1966 

East Tennessee State University 
appointed Victor Hugo Ascolillo as an 
instructor in political science. Mr. 
Ascolillo has a master's from the 
University of South Carolina; for the last 
two years, he has been research assistant 
for the Bureau of Governmental Research 
and Services in South Carolina. George 
P. Banks, clinical and research associate 
at the American International College 
Center for Human Relations and 
Community Affairs, has been fulfilling 
his R.O.T.C. commission as a special 
consultant to the Interservice Committee 
on Racial Relations and Education. A 
recipient of a master's in counseling from 
Harvard and a doctorate in education 
from the State University of New York, 
Dr. Banks has also served as an assistant 
professor of psychology at A.I.C. Katelyn 
Elizabeth was born March 23, 1970 to 
Frank and Linda White Corbett. The 
College Sports Information Directors of 
America have awarded Howard M. Davis 
his second-straight national award of 
excellence; his winter and spring sports 
brochures were judged "Best in the 
Nation" in the College Division. Doris 
Mogel, a teacher at the Norfolk Central 
School, is married to Donald S. Epstein. 
A technical editor with the Hewlett- 
Packard Company of Cupertino, California, 
Janet E. Greene returned to Stanford 
University last summer to complete her 
master's degree. The Pennsylvania State 
University awarded an MA. in speech to 
Roderick P. Hart. Donald C. Johnson and 



Ronald E. Pearson received M.S. degrees 
from Iowa State University last May. A 
trust officer with the Berkshire Bank and 
Trust Company of Pittsfield, R. Richard 
Wilson is married to Susan Roberta 
Gustafson '68. 

1967 

Larry G. Benedict is married to Susan 
McGuinn '69 , a teacher in the Amherst 
school system. Richard C. Berry, a recent 
recipient of a Ph.D. in speech science 
from the University of Illinois, has 
accepted the position of Assistant 
Professor of Special Education at 
Northeastern University. Villanova 
University awarded a J.D. degree to 
Thomas M. Fraticelli; he had been a third 
year representative to the Student Bar 
Association and alumni editor of the 
Villanova Docket. Richard E. Lewis is a 
teacher and coach in the Marlboro school 
system. Ralph and Janet Charles Loomis 
announced the birth of Trevor Michael, 
born March 16, 1970. Linda Mae Martin, 
a programmer analyst for the Xerox 
Corporation in Waltham, is married to 
Thomas F. McLaughlin. Iowa State 
University awarded a Ph.D. to Robert J. 
Oliveira (G) last May. Fredrick and 
Suzanne Boivin Sadow announced the 
birth of Philip Samuel, born July 2, 1970; 
the couple are in Panama City where 
Capt. Sadow is stationed at Tyndall A.F.B. 
A family counseling caseworker for the 
Monroe County Department of Social 
Services in Rochester, Sandra L. 
Egoodkin is married to Arnold D. 
Shuman (G), a graduate student at the 
Institute of Optics, University of 
Rochester. Cortland College awarded an 
M.S. in elementary education to Barbara 
Rayner Wood. 



1968 

Sgt. Douglas F. Bidwell is assistant to the 
archivist in the library of the U.S.A.F. 
Academy in Colorado. Harold J. Cohen, 
who has completed his second year of 
dental school at the University of 
Pennsylvania, is married to Linda S. 
Cohn. Ronald S. Frankenfield, and Janet 
L. Laird are married; he is in combustion 
engineering and she is a substitute 
teacher. An English teacher at Sage Park 
Junior High in Connecticut, Carol 
Megizsky married William J. Gammell. 
David L. Knowlton, a member of the 
dean's staff at Trinity College, is married 
to Carol M. Larocque '69, a librarian at 
the Connecticut State Library. A speech 
therapist at the Austin Elementary 
School, Leona J. Boisvert is married to 
Edward J. Krall. Shelley R. Forbess, an 
elementary school teacher, is married to 
James D. Marek. Claire M. Dolan and 
Francis B. Markey are married; Mrs. 
Markey completed her graduate studies 
at the University of Vermont and is now 
a speech therapist. Robert F. Rainville, Jr. 
is married to Nancy Jean Salo '69; he is 
a development engineer for Eastman 
Kodak, and she is a secretary at the 
University of Rochester Medical Center. 
The University of Redlands awarded an 
MA. to Donald E. Regan last July. 
Denise DeLeeuw, who is teaching high 
school English in West Hartford, is 
married to Rex J. Snodgrass. An 
elementary school teacher in Haverhill, 
Susan E. Ellis '67 is married to Dennis 
M. Spurling. Beverly Tuber is an 
employment counselor with the 
Connecticut State Employment Agency. 
Paul A. Weber and Elizabeth J. Dadoly 
'67 are married; he is a second year law 
student at Suffolk University and she is 
a teacher in Lynn. 



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1969 

Margaret A. Leonard and William F. 
Burke are married; she is teaching and he 
is in the Army. Beverly Ann Carlson 
married John P. Cyr '71; she is teaching 
in Amherst. A programmer for the Trav- 
eler's Insurance Company, Corine E. 
Gagnon is married to Edward Crossmon. 
The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 
Company of Springfield employs Leo 
Charles Dolan as a real estate investment 
analyst. 2/Lt. Paul R. Donovan is married 
to Nancy L. Tully '68, an elementary 
school teacher. Jeannette Benet Gunner 
is a graduate student in the UMass sociol- 
ogy department. Formerly a speech thera- 
pist in the Framingham public schools, 
Linda Vieira Huston has begun graduate 
study at Boston University on a Fellow- 
ship in Education of the Deaf. Susan A. 
Lancaster earned her flight wings from 
TWA's Flight Hostess Academy. A com- 
puter programmer for A.T.&T., Sharon L. 
Kramer married Jerry Malkin. Patricia 
McGuire, a tax inspector for the Internal 
Revenue Service, is married to Robert 
McGahan, Jr. An entertainer at the Im- 
proper Bostonian, John L. Morgan is mar- 
ried to Linda A. Saraceno '67. Janice L. 
Tower, a teacher, married John C. Robin- 
son. Another teacher, Kathleen C. Con- 
don, is married to Kenneth E. Smith. 
James S. Sweeney is teaching. An ele- 
mentary school teacher, Nancy L. Berg- 
man married Kenneth Temkin. David B. 
Williams is a doctor at Kaiser Hospital 
in San Francisco. Christine King '68 and 
Edward J. Wojnar are married; she is an 
I.B.M. writer and he is a systems pro- 
grammer. 



1970 

Robert L. Bergeron married Linda J. 
Rivera '69, a teacher. John (G) and Norma 
Jeanne Bears Collins '67 announced the 



birth of Michael Benjamin, born July 15. 
They are at UMass where he is a doctoral 
student in the School of Business and she 
is a head of residence. Michael Faherty, 
a crew coach, married Denise J. Gelinas 
'69, a graduate student at the University. 
The Plastic Coating Corporation of 
Holyoke announced the appointment of 
John C. Kuzeja as research chemist in the 
company's research division. Mr. Kuzeja 
is married to Marcella Erush '68. Antonio 
R. Pavao (G) and Diana Theohlis '67 are 
married; he is teaching music at the Dan- 
ville Junior High. 

Marriages 

Dorothy McKenna '55 to John E. Kehoe. 
Norma Taylor '55 to Donald B. Farnham. 
Dorothy M. Soja '62 to Ramon M. 
Barnes. Jean F. Bruen '63 to Paul D. 
Moriarty. Soesmono Kartono '63 to 
Sandra L. Cray '69. Robert A. LeFrancois 
'63 to Martha Lee McQueston '69. Susan 
Lemanis '63 to Mr. Wolf. Jacqueline A. 
Quinzio '63 to Parvis Amirhor. Jean A. 
Roanowicz '63 to John F. Lacey. Grace M. 
Dunn '64 to John E. Plunkett. Margot 
Atwater '66 to Walter A. Pottenger. James 
L. Collins '66 to Roma M. McSweeney 
'69. Paul R. Conlin, Jr. '66 (G) to Jeffrey 
S. Lesser '65. Gayle R. Fishman '66 to 
Gerald Winokur. Linda S. Shapiro '66 to 
Arnold Tarmy. Carol Ann Kozlowski '67 
to Paul R. O'Neill. Richard M. Delaney 
'68 to Betsy Hawken, June 27, 1970. John 
B. Gumula '68 to Nancy A. Maginness 
'68. Diane E. Petersen '67 to John S. 
Hines '68. Eileen M. Kallio '68 to John 
F. Daley. Ruth Stiles Rollason '68 to 
Robert R. Inhoff. Robert Y. Southard '68 
to Michaelene Padykula '68. Gerald F. 
Wood '68 to Barbara J. Rayner '67. Ruth 
E. Aronson '69 to Jon K. Berenson. 
Margaret L. Franson '69 to Christopher 
McGahan. Candace Gare '69 to Wayne 
Beliveau. John D. Grazia '69 to Carolyn 



J. Methe '69. Patricia C. Hatfield '69 to 
Lonnie Brunini. Erik E. Poison '69 to 
Marilyn J. MacGregor '68. Mary F. 
Procak '69 to Edmund G. Noyes, Jr. Janet 
B. Sodaitis '69 to Eugene Westbrooks. 
Barbara E. Towner '69 to Stephen C. 
Massey. Robert F. Underwood '69 to 
Cheryl S. Decker '69. Ross P. Jones '70 
to Linda Perlstein '66. Richard L. 
Matthews '70 to Jacqueline A. LeBeau 
'68. 

Obituaries 

Allyn P. Bursley '11 died July 9, 1970 
after a short illness. Holding degrees in 
landscape architecture and civil 
engineering, Mr. Bursley joined the 
National Park Service in Richmond, 
Virginia, in 1934 and retired in 1960 as 
regional chief of recreational resource 
planning. C. G. Mackintosh '21 wrote us 
to say: "I used to work with him in the 
National Park Service and have seen him 
every two months since 1935. God never 
made a finer man." Mr. Bursley is 
survived by his wife and daughter. 

Matthew J. Murdock '22 died May 7, 
1970. He had been a manufacturer's 
representative in the ice cream business. 

Dr. R. Gordon Murch '28, D.V.M., died 
July 1, 1970. He was a veterinarian in 
Everett and Chelsea for many years. His 
wife, two children and two brothers 
survive him. 

William S. Addelson '68 died July 8, 
1970. 

Walter W. Chase '69 died in Viet Nam. 



Letters 



Samuel B. Samuels '25, whose death 
last year was announced in a one-line 
obit, in the June /July 1970 issue of The 
Massachusetts Alumnus, was an exceptional 
man and athlete. 

In a sport in which height is essential, 
Sammy Samuels, who was barely five and 
one half feet tall, captained a winning 
Massachusetts basketball team and was 
named All New England forward. 

This quiet, unassuming man from the 
Bronx became a campus name a few days 
after arriving as a freshman in the fall of 
1921. It was customary in those days, in 
the opening days of the new college year, 
for sophomores to show their superior 
skills by taking on freshmen in a number 
of athletic contests, including boxing. 
Freshman Charley McGeoch, in charge of 
picking boxers to represent the class in 
a series of three-round bouts, astutely 
chose the smallest man in the class for 
one of the bouts. But few were prepared 
to see Sammy step in the ring to face an 
opponent who towered over him. Despite 
the comical disparity in height and reach, 
Sammy won the match handily. Winner 
and loser became lifelong friends. 

One of my warmest memories of 
Sammy was his deep devotion to his 
family. Every day, in every term of his 
four years on campus, Sammy never 
failed to write his folks back home. The 
messages were always on plain penny 
postcards, but he never forgot. 

Emil Corwin '25 

As a parent and concerned alumna, may 
I express thanks for the recently received 
alumni magazine. Many of the issues 
which were upsetting to alumna such as 
I were clarified in excellent articles. 

Catherine Hickey Handy '53 



I am assuming that your organization 
condones the takeover of your building 
by "so called" students and apparently 
endorses the nondirective actions of the 
University administration. 

If your association does not take a firm 
stand to record your disapproval of these 
actions, then it will only indicate to me 
that the University and the Alumni 
Association are not worthy of their status 
and any support, financial or otherwise, 
should not be expected from the alumni. 

The reputation and trust that the 
alumni have had in the University as a 
worthy place for education has been 
seriously hurt and any hesitation to 
correct the situation only fuels the fire of 
distrust. 

Tom S. Hamilton, Jr. '62 

We enjoy your magazine immensely. It 
keeps us in touch with a seemingly ever 
growing and ever more sophisticated and 
relevant university. 

Carole Sulborski Bailey '60 



Where are you going? 
What are you doing? 
What are you thinking? 

Please keep in touch. We print all the 
class notes we receive and look forward 
to printing letters to the editor. We must, 
however, reserve the right to shorten or 
edit information for publication whenever 
necessary. Please send address changes 
and other correspondence to Katie S. 
Gillmor, Associate Alumni, University of 
Massachusetts. 



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Every one of these students should 
have an opportunity to shape his 
years at UMass into a personal and 
rewarding experience. To assure him 
this opportunity, the University must 
continually expand and improve. 
And financial support from private 
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The Alumnus 



University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Volume i, Number 2 December/January 1971 




The Alumnus 

December/January 1971 

Volume 1, Number 2 

Katie S. Gillmor, Editor 

Stanley Barron '51, President 

Evan V. Johnston '50, Executive Vice-President 

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CREDITS : 

Tracie Rozhon, p. 9 

Richard Shanor, "Warming Up the Arts," p. 12. 

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, 

pp. 15,16,19,20. 

Everett Kosarick '50, p. 25. 







In This Issue 



The Cover 

Most everyone spent an unusual amount 
of time outdoors this semester, thanks to 
the mild weather. Thirty marble benches, 
the donation of the Class of 1921, added 
to the general comfort. 

Page 2 

Walker Gibson, professor of English, 
discusses the origins, structure, and 
philosophy of the University's new 
Program in General Rhetoric which 
he directs. 



Page 8 

The School of Business Administration 
is working closely with Springfield in 
attempts to ease problems in that city. 
The authors, Arthur Elkins '57, an 
associate professor of management, 
and Robert McGarrah, a professor of 
management, have published a similar 
account of their activities in Industry 
magazine. 

Page 15 

" probably the finest athlete ever to 

attend the University of Massachusetts." 
That's Julius Erving, according to Peter 
Pascarelli, Editor in Chief of the 
Massachusetts Daily Collegian and the 
author of this article. 



Departments: 

On Campus, page 11 
From the Sidelines, page 19 
Comment, page 24 
Club Calendar, page 24 
The Classes Report, page 26 



After twelve years of working, planning and dreaming, there 
is a fifth college in the Valley. Hampshire College is finally 
more than a refurbished farmhouse, more than the mud and 
machines of a construction site. It is now a functioning insti- 
tution of higher learning, with 268 students, about fifty full 
and part-time teachers, and five completed or nearly- 
completed buildings. 

What the college will become is, inevitably, an open ques- 
tion. In the words of Hampshire's president, Franklin Patter- 
son, "Institutions, like people, define themselves by their acts. 
Hampshire is defining itself in two ways: first, as an under- 
graduate institution creatively responsive to the human needs 
of a new generation of young men and women, who are its 
students, and second as an innovative force in higher educa- 
tion generally." 

Certainly, Hampshire should be an innovative force among 
the Connecticut Valley's four original cooperating schools: 
Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts. These institutions have nurtured the idea 
of a fifth college since 1958 and now, through the Five Colleges, 
Inc., they have an opportunity to be challenged and inspired 
by their brain child. 



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Words & the World 



Walker Gibson 



Words & 
the World 

Walker Gibson 



The new Program in General 
Rhetoric is designed to involve 
students in the excitement of 
human communication. 



Most people would probably agree that 
their freshman courses in English and 
Speech were pretty bad. The conven- 
tional review of grammar, the weekly 
"theme" or five-minute speech on an 
assigned "topic" often remote from the 
student's experience, the "library paper" 
— none of these has seemed to involve 
young people very much in the excite- 
ment of human communication. Indeed 
there is some educational research pur- 
porting to show that students who have 
taken no systematic study of composition 
in college at all write no worse than their 
classmates who have undergone the cus- 
tomary writing course. There are those 
who believe that we learn to write the 
way we learn to talk, by doing what 
comes naturally. And as if this were not 
enough, there is the current feeling that 
students should choose and control their 
own educational programs, with the re- 
sult that "core requirements" of all kinds, 
including Freshman English and Speech, 
are under suspicion. 

These hard-headed attacks have pro- 
duced considerable disarray in the con- 
duct of standard introductory courses. 
For example, the professional organiza- 
tion most closely concerned with the 
teaching of freshman writing — the Con- 
ference on College Composition and 
Communication — is now reconsidering 
its entire role, to the point of wondering 
whether it has a role. Some institutions 
have dropped required work in com- 
munication altogether. Several English 
departments have turned their introduc- 
tory offerings into literary studies, where 
almost every English teacher feels more 
competent and comfortable anyway. 
Others have introduced wide-open elec- 
tives, on the persuasive argument that 
the student of the seventies is best served 
when he is "doing his own thing." One 
positive consequence of all this uproar is 
that committed teachers of English and 



Speech must once again redefine their 
function, for a fresh situation. 

At the University of Massachusetts 
such redefining began a couple of years 
ago with the appointment of a College 
Committee on Rhetoric to reconsider the 
current core requirement in Speech and 
English. This group, composed of pro- 
fessors from both departments, was able 
to discuss both oral and written language 
simultaneously. The problem we ex- 
pressed was not so much "How to write 
a better history paper" or "How to plan 
a five-minute address," but rather a more 
essential question: "How do people 
communicate, with words or with other 
symbolic expression?" We live, as every- 
one knows, in a world where information 
comes to us in a bewildering variety of 
ways. To use the fashionable term, it is a 
world of media, and we do not need to be 
devoted acolytes of Marshall McLuhan 
to agree that the written or printed word 
is in competition nowadays with several 
other means of expression. The written 
language is far from dead, of course, 
but an education that sees printed ma- 
terial as everlastingly primary and cen- 
tral in the life of the future would be 
misleading its students. In a Speech- 
English partnership, we have the oppor- 
tunity to suggest some kind of balance 
between the written language and other 
ways of reaching people. 

Our Program in General Rhetoric at 
Massachusetts, just getting under way 
this fall, is committed to the proposi- 
tion that its students have and will have 
choices among competing media of ex- 
pression, and, within each medium, 
choices of approaches and styles. Our 
Rhetoric Committee agreed, with per- 
haps astonishing amiability, that the 
general question of individual choice in 
communication should be central to our 
program. 

The necessity of individual choice in 



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our uses of language does not in itself 
provide much of a syllabus for a course, 
or a program. How does one go about 
making responsible choices? How can 
one become more alert to the choices of 
others? What steps, in writing and speak- 
ing, can we propose for our freshmen 
so that they can become more adaptable 
and responsive in their own choice of 
language, and more perceptive and dis- 
criminating as consumers of the language 
around them? 

Actually the freshman just entering 
college is in a good position to respond to 
questions about change and choice in his 
own life. He is thrust into a new environ- 
ment, he is confronted with new faces 
from many places, and he is reacting as 
best he can to a whole melange of new 
experience. His behavior during this 
period, and his observations of the beha- 
vior of others, can provide some "topics" 
for opening assignments : 

Think of a time in the past few days 
when someone said something you liked, 
something that was fust right for the cir- 
cumstances, and explain what was right 
about what the person said. 

Think of time in the past few days 
when someone said the wrong thing. 
What were the circumstances ; what was 
wrong about what was said? 

Think of a time in recent days when 
you changed your mind about somebody. 
Describe the circumstances and behavior 
that gave you your first impression, and 
the circumstances and behavior that 
caused you to change your mind. (Don't 
neglect the verbal behavior.) Do you find 
your first impressions are generally re- 
liable, or not? 

Assignments like these provide some 
opening gambits in the course we call 
Rhetoric ioo, Language and Writing. 
An alternative first semester course, 
Rhetoric no, Language and Speaking, 




"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but 
rhetoric will never hurt me." 



Drawing by D. Reilly © 1970, The New Yorker Magazine, Inc. 



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considers the student's oral communica- 
tion while giving the same attention to 
change and choice. In such assignments, 
whether answered in a written page or 
two or in a class discussion, we can begin 
to suggest what we mean by "Good Eng- 
lish." Many of our students believe that 
Good English is what so many of their 
elders have said it was — something fro- 
zen, formal, and literary. We argue in- 
stead that Good English is a question of 
what you are trying to do, when and 
where. It is a constantly fluctuating disci- 
pline, constantly changing with new 
circumstances and audiences, the time of 



'The great danger of language, 
for users and consumers alike, 
is the illusion that . . . when we 
push words around we are 
pushing the world around.' 



year and the time of day — and to recog- 
nize this elementary fact can be a heady 
discovery for freshmen, as it would be 
for most adults. To further recognize that 
one has considerable individual power 
over one's response to these new circum- 
stances can be a beginning of freedom. 

But there is also responsibility, and 
there is complication. Not all the situa- 
tions in life are quite like meeting one's 
fellow-freshmen in college. So we can go 
on to ask, in various examples, how pro- 
fessional writers and speakers go about 
making "a good impression." And we 
introduce, as they are needed, such rhe- 
torical concepts as may help to make 
discriminations among styles of expres- 
sion: syntax and word-choice, tone and 
attitude, and perhaps even a little old- 
fashioned grammar. 

Like all teachers, we are interested in 
our students' "discovering themselves." 
Who are you anyway? This question of 
personal identity is a gnawing one for an 
eighteen-year-old, as it is for us all, and 
no course in rhetoric or anything else is 
going to answer it finally. But our rela- 
tively small classes do provide an im- 
portant laboratory, for the student who 
cares, to try out new voices and new 
roles. To suggest that the student is only 
as he expresses himself may be a drastic 
way of putting it. But certainly he has 
some control over his choices of expres- 
sion, and he can learn how to improve the 
range of his choice. We are teachers of 
rhetoric, not psychiatrists, but we are 
conscious that there is therapeutic value 
in increasing a young person's flexibility 
of action through language. 

Flexibility, however, is nothing with- 
out modesty. There is a real sense in 
which nobody knows what he is talking 
about, and that goes for this article as 
well. The great danger of language, for 
users and consumers alike, is the illusion 
that words are true equivalents for the 



world outside, that when we push words 
around we are pushing the world around. 
A half truth at best. One of the responsi- 
bilities of our rhetoric program will be to 
remind our students that words are man- 
made abstractions. We will encourage 
suspicion of know-it-all voices, student 
voices and professional ones, by no 
means ignoring political ones — voices 
that assume a one-f or-one relation be- 
tween word and thing. 

For this purpose, there may be no 
better device than some attention to 
metaphor. Most of our language is meta- 
phorical, and most successful communi- 
cation works through analogies. That 
student is saved — and the reader will 
note my evangelical language — that stu- 
dent is saved who can become sensitive 
and resourceful with metaphor, his own 
and others. We are barraged with meta- 
phor, from the decline and fall of Rome 
to the Iron Curtain and the generation 
gap. (Is there a generation gap? Where 
do you see it? What is the evidence that 
it's new? In what way is it like a real 
"gap," in what way unlike?) 

We will encourage students to chal- 
lenge the metaphors in their lives, or at 
least to recognize that they are meta- 
phors. More difficult, if even more worth 
doing, is to encourage them to invent 
metaphors of their own. Our ideal rhet- 
oric student creates the most exuberant 
metaphors while modestly conscious as 
he does so of the limits of their meaning. 
In this way, metaphor blends with irony. 

But for most of our students, no doubt, 
the experience in the General Rhetoric 
Program will be more pedestrian, and it 
will vary considerably according to the 
options he selects, the teacher he happens 
to draw, and his own readiness for ar- 
ticulate action. The general attitudes and 
prejudices I have been expressing are 
relevant, more or less, to all courses in 
the program, but particularly to Rhetoric 



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100 (Language and Writing) and no 
(Language and Speaking). The Univer- 
sity's requirement now reads that every 
student must take one of these two 
courses, and one additional course in the 
program. (We retain the six-hour re- 
quirement, though it need not be com- 
pleted till sophomore year. Various 
possibilities for exemption and advanced 
placement remain available for students 
who come to us with truly superior prep- 
aration.) For his second course in rhetoric, 
the student has a choice among several 
options, all concerned in some detail with 
a particular medium of language. Five 
such options in various areas of discourse 
are now available, and we have been 
vigorously planning new ones — one on 
the rhetoric of film, one on "Black Rheto- 
ric," one on the media generally, one on 
particular works of art as expressed via 
different media. The student will con- 
tinue to write and to speak in all these 
alternative courses, but his attention will 
be directed less toward the varieties of 
his own voices and those immediately 
around him and more toward the public 
and professional voices of his world. 

The rhetoric program is a large opera- 
tion, serving an entering class of some 
thirty-six hundred students. Like many 
universities with active graduate depart- 
ments, we employ, as teachers of fresh- 
men, scores of graduate students who 
work half-time for a degree and half- 
time in their freshman classrooms. Their 
schizoid situation is acknowledged to be 
difficult; somehow they have to play 
off the demands of their own students 
against the demands of their graduate 
professors, and all this on a decidedly 
spartan level of income. It is astonishing 
that our Teaching Assistants (as we call 
them) have performed as well as they 
have. They have a lot going for them, in 
their youth and enthusiasm, their com- 
mitment to their job, their willingness to 



work hard. But they suffer serious han- 
dicaps, not only because they are in- 
experienced as teachers, but because they 
lack the kind of knowledge and back- 
ground desirable for teaching oral and 
written composition. Their traditional 
graduate courses, for all their erudition, 
simply do not address themselves to the 
problems of the freshman class. Most of 
our beginning t.a.'s do not know very 
much about contemporary attitudes to- 
ward usage, for example, or about the 
teaching of metaphor, or about what is 
called "the dynamics of the small dis- 
cussion." How can we better prepare 
these young scholars as effective college 
teachers, not only for the sake of their 
students here, but for the sake of their 
own future careers? 

One answer is a new "training pro- 
gram" for inexperienced t.a.'s. We are 
now dividing our beginning teachers into 
small groups associated with a full-time 
staff member. These groups meet weekly 
to consider on-going problems of the 
course, and they exchange classroom vis- 
its both ways — the junior people attend 
occasional freshman classes of their 
senior, and the senior returns the com- 
pliment. At the very least, we expect 
some continuing dialogue on the various 
ways of presenting language in practical 
ways to freshmen. 

A second help we are providing is a 
pair of graduate courses devoted to theo- 
retical and pedagogical aspects of our 
discipline. New t.a.'s in English must 
now take a year-long three-credit course 
called Studies in Rhetoric and Prose Style 
(which I teach myself), while t.a.'s in 
Speech take a parallel course, Seminar in 
Speech Pedagogy, offered by Professor 
Karl Wallace, associate director of the 
program. 

The University as a whole is also be- 
ginning to assume new responsibility in 
this area of preparing college teachers. 



This fall, for the first time, the Graduate 
School is offering a series of seminars 
and discussions for the t.a.'s in all de- 
partments, with a view toward improving 
their teaching generally. 

No one knows, of course, whether the 
University of Massachusetts is making 
the right response to the current chaos 
and gloom in the teaching of introduc- 
tory college communication. (Hampshire 
College, our new neighbor, is demanding 
of all its students just one required course 
— a course in computers.) Nor can we 
claim that our proposals are altogether 
new — administratively, at least, the 
University of Iowa, among others, has 
had a similarly interdepartmental pro- 
gram in rhetoric for years. For better or 
worse, we are adopting an affirmative 
stance rather than a negative one. We do 
believe that we have something to say 
to almost all college students about the 
nature of language and about their own 
uses of language. We have not turned 
Freshman English into a standard course 
in literature, nor Freshman Speech into 
a quiz show or debating society. Though 
we have introduced options and choices, 
we have not surrendered the six-credit 
requirement. And like all decisions, these 
may be ill-advised. But whatever failures 
may ensue from them will not come about 
through lack of positive effort. 

We can succeed if we can convince 
students that a study of language has 
something to do with life. We can do this 
if we can dramatize for them something 
of the joy of using words with courage, 
with discrimination, and with respect. 
There is the joy of self-definition in flex- 
ible control of language at various levels. 
There is the joy of playing with metaphor 
and with irony. There is even joy in 
recognizing that our language — "a mo- 
mentary stay against confusion" — is the 
principal tool we have to connect our- 
selves with one another. 



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Homecoming '70 




Homecoming '70 

The Redmen tied the Huskies at 
21 all, and thousands of alumni 
were there to cheer UMass on. 



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S.B.A. & Urban Quality 



Elkins & McGarrah 



S.B.A. and 
the Challenge 
of Urban Quality 

Arthur Elkins '57 & 
Robert McGarrah 

Can the University offer 
anything practical to help 
solve a city's problems? 



Increasingly, whether by design or 
circumstance, American business firms 
are.becoming involved in the problems 
and challenges of urban and environ- 
mental quality. And increasingly the 
lines distinguishing business adminis- 
tration from administration of govern- 
ment, schools, or health delivery systems 
are becoming blurred. Thus, it is not un- 
usual to find schools of business admin- 
istration all over the country becoming 
deeply involved in urban affairs, and 
business school faculty and students 
designing, administering and conducting 
training, social improvement, and eco- 
nomic development programs within 
central city cores. 

Such is the case with the University's 
School of Business Administration. 
Through its Center for Business and 
Economic Research (ceber), UMass fac- 
ulty and students are working in a variety 
of ways with the Greater Springfield 
community to activate more effective 
and cooperative programs by business, 
industry and government. For examples, 
ceber has sponsored a series of seminars 
on urban problems, developed and con- 
ducted a 40-week managerial training 
program for residents of the Springfield 
core city area, participated in the revision 
and submission of a Model Cities grant 
application, and, if the funds are granted 
by the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, will be responsible 
for the economic development programs 
in the Model Neighborhood Area. In 
addition, the School has proposed a 
Master's Program in Urban Studies, 
whose courses will include practical field 
experience with urban problems. 

The seminar program (developed by 
ceber's director, Dr. McGarrah) centered 
initially on urban problems in general, 
and then later zeroed in on Springfield. 
Although troubled with many of the typ- 



ical problems and seemingly inevitable 
conflicts of American cities, Springfield 
is making substantial and imaginative 
strides toward solutions of its problems. 

The seminars' leaders included aca- 
demicians from the University's large 
reservoir of talent in urban planning, 
economics, administration, regional 
planning, political science and environ- 
mental sciences. Among community and 
professional leaders were Springfield 
Mayor Frank H. Freedman; directors of 
Model Cities agencies, community action 
programs, urban redevelopment author- 
ities, and Chambers of Commerce from 
Greater Springfield and Holyoke; and 
officials from Federal and state govern- 
ment agencies. 

The seminar program drew not only 
business students and faculty, but par- 
ticipants from a cross-section of the 
University. And discussions were quite 
candid. As one student participant put it, 
"We've had some interesting gloves-off 
exchanges on all kinds of urban problems 
ranging from race and housing to educa- 
tion and employment." 

A faculty participant assessed the real 
problem as "whether the University can 
offer anything practical to help solve 
urban problems." Evidently, one of the 
University's "publics" thinks it can, but 
not by the way of the past. Mayor Freed- 
man challenged the University to become 
totally involved in a regional solution of 
problems rather than "come in from the 
suburbs, tell us what we must do to 
solve our problems, and then return to 
suburbia." 

From March 1969 until February 1970, 
faculty and graduate students of the 
School of Business Administration de- 
signed and conducted a 40-week, man- 
agerial and entrepreneurial training 
course called the Business Employment 
Skills Training Program (best). Partici- 



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pants in the course were selected from 
promising personnel serving on the staff 
of Springfield's Community Action and 
Concentrated Employment Programs. 
Under the direction of Associate Pro- 
fessor Stephen R. Michael, fifteen UMass 
faculty members offered instruction de- 
signed to be roughly equivalent to college 
level courses in management, accounting, 
finance, personnel management, organ- 
ization, business law, and labor relations. 
In addition, University faculty worked 
with the Greater Springfield Chamber of 
Commerce to arrange for placement 
interviews and job orientation sessions. 



Tangible results are already apparent. 
Three participants have secured new 
positions and two are continuing their 
management education at American 
International College in Springfield. 

More recently, ceber has been involved 
with the Springfield Model Cities Agency 
and the Chamber of Commerce on prob- 
lems of economic development in the 
Model Neighborhood area; Dr. Elkins is 
the head of these efforts. 

Working with the Model Cities staff, 
ceber was assigned the responsibilities 
for revising and rewriting the sections of 



Springfield's Model Cities grant applica- 
tion dealing with economic development. 
The new proposal includes programs — 
some of which are unique — designed to 
improve economic opportunities and en- 
hance economic welfare within the Model 
Neighborhood Area. Business feasibility 
studies, managerial training and devel- 
opment, a consumer "dollar stretcher" 
newsletter, and credit and rent counsel- 
ing are among the proposed services. 
ceber's role is more than to assist in 
preparing the proposal, however. When 
federal funds are released by the Depart- 
ment of Housing and Urban Develop- 



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Elkins & MaGarrah 



The 'agri-business-university 
complex' has been immensely 
successful. Can an urban- 
industrial-university complex 
succeed as well? 



ment, ceber expects to assume, under 
contract, responsibilities for economic 
development in the Model Neighborhood 
Area. Business School faculty and stu- 
dents will then begin the work of help- 
ing to organize two corporations: one, 
profit oriented, for business creation and 
development, managerial training, and 
business consultation; and the other not 
for profit, for consumer and creditor 
counseling services. Coordinating with 
the Model City Agency and the Chamber 
of Commerce, ceber will also render tech- 
nical and consultative services during 
the first year of operation of the two 
corporations. 

ceber's administration and control of 
both corporations will gradually diminish 
as resident staff members gain the train- 
ing and on-the-job experiences in fulfill- 
ing their responsibilities. Expectations 
are that both corporations should be 
administratively self-supporting as they 
begin their second year of operations. 

During the past summer, ceber con- 
tracted with the Springfield Chamber 
of Commerce to study basic economic, 
social, and cultural conditions of Spring- 
field relative to the needs of various 
desirable industries. The study team 
(Professors Elkins and James Wiek of 
the School of Business Administration, 
and Arthur Wright and James Kane of 
the Department of Economics) completed 
its report in September with various rec- 
ommendations for Springfield's economic 
growth and development. The report 
now forms a base for an intensive and 
vigorous industrial location campaign 
being undertaken by Springfield's city 
government, Chamber of Commerce, and 
various development agencies. 

ceber has also been attempting to organ- 
ize urban extension services by Business 
School faculty and qualified students. 



These services are intended to become an 
integral part of a new master's degree 
program in urban and regional adminis- 
tration recently proposed by the Business 
School faculty. 

By acting independently and by se- 
curing and encouraging effective com- 
mitments by business and government 
agencies to tackle urban and environ- 
mental quality problems, UMass faculty 
and students hope to provide organized, 
self-financed, field services to the sur- 
rounding communities. These service 
activities could also be useful in develop- 
ing and testing concepts emanating from 
research programs on the campus in 
Amherst. 

In this extension process, ceber aims 
to assist business in more effectively 
utilizing human resources and in devel- 
oping and serving customers more effi- 
ciently. In addition, the services will aid 
government in reducing its welfare rolls 
and serving its constituent-taxpayers 
more effectively. 

Over a hundred years ago, UMass fac- 
ulty, along with those of other land-grant 
institutions, began to provide extension, 
education, and consulting services in 
agriculture. These services contributed 
to the formation of what today is often 
called the "agri-business-university com- 
plex." This "complex" was immensely 
successful in boosting food and fiber 
output per manhour and it demonstrated 
that cooperation among various public 
and private agencies could achieve sub- 
stantial and beneficial results. 

So it is quite natural that UMass Busi- 
ness School faculty and students be at 
work in the cities, trying to catalyze 
the formation of an urban-industrial- 
university complex, with the expectation 
that similar substantial results will 
follow. 



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On Campus 



On Campus 

Two Convocations 

The following are excerpts from 
Chancellor Tippo's remarks at the 
Opening and Freshman Convocations 
in September: 

We will be subject to repressive legisla- 
tion and serious budget cuts, even warn- 
ings of withdrawal of complete state 
support, if we have any more building 
takeovers, if we have any more inter- 
ference with free speech and free move- 
ment including attendance at class, if we 
have continued defacing of buildings 
and damage to buildings, if we continue 
to have strikes and other interruptions of 
academic work, and if we do not keep 
the campus open for those who come 
here for the serious purposes of study 
and teaching. Certainly you have to be a 
moron to think that the taxpayers of this 
state will continue to appropriate large 
sums of money, money which is desper- 
ately needed for other purposes, if the 
University does not stay open to provide 
the education for which the money is 
voted. It is my sober judgment that this 
University cannot long survive unless 
we take immediate steps to put our house 
in order. 

I hope that I never live to see the day 
when we have to bring in the police to 
quell a disturbance. I assure you before 
we take that last unfortunate step there 
will be full consultation with student 
leaders, the Faculty Senate Emergency 
Committee which is set up for precisely 
such purposes, and appropriate adminis- 
trators. But surely any thinking person 
must realize that if we do not bring in the 
police in the event of a serious disturb- 
ance, the matter will be taken out of our 
hands. This may lead to tragedy as it has 
on other campuses. 



It is University policy to sponsor and 
encourage research which enhances the 
educational program of the University — 
the training of students, undergraduate 
and graduate. Our decision whether to 
undertake a particular piece of research 
must be based on professional evaluation 
of the soundness of the project and the 
scientific and scholarly value of the pro- 
posed study. These judgments must be 
made by peer groups of qualified and ex- 
perienced scientists and scholars. In each 
case we must ask, are we the appropriate 
agency to do the research? Can it be done 
better here, or somewhere else? Just as 
we have freedom of speech, we must have 
freedom of research, freedom of scholar- 
ship, and freedom of inquiry. 

Freedom of speech is a cardinal prin- 
ciple of the institution known as a uni- 
versity. Universities have fought for 
centuries to acquire, to protect, and to 
foster freedom of speech. We cannot give 
up this right. We intend to follow the 
recommendations of the Faculty Senate 
report in dealing with episodes similar to 
the disgraceful Humphrey affair of last 
year: warning by responsible University 
administrators, prompt disciplinary ac- 
tion, and provision for opposition spokes- 
men to present their views following the 
presentation by a controversial speaker. 

Perpetrators of bomb threats and de- 
facers of buildings have no place in a 
university community and must be sepa- 
rated from the institution. 

Ecology, like charity, begins at home. 
In addition to enunciating lofty prin- 
ciples and in addition to criticizing the 
actions of other people and other groups, 
let us practice good ecology on our own 
campus by not littering papers, beer cans 
and other refuse; by placing signs, no- 
tices and posters on bulletin boards; by 
respecting lawns, flower beds and shrub- 
bery; and by not adding to the pollution 
of the campus pond. 



I now turn to a consideration of the 
central purposes of the University — 
learning and teaching. We must give 
greater emphasis to our responsibilities of 
teaching. Students demand it, taxpayers 
and legislators demand it, the logic of 
the times demand it. We must put our 
house in order lest we have imposed on 
us from outside severe, rigid, and educa- 
tionally unsound restrictions. 

I think also that we must all rearrange 
our academic priorities so that we may 
increase our informal contacts with stu- 
dents in residential colleges, dormitories, 
lounges, coffee shops, at home and wher- 
ever good conversation is promoted. 
I ask that every faculty member see to it 
that this year he comes to know well at 
least fifteen students. After all, we do 
have a 15 to 1 faculty-student ratio. Let 
us give real human meaning and signifi- 
cance to this ratio. If we all do this well, 
all 1300 members of the faculty, I am 
sure we will go far in understanding our 
students better, in alleviating the alleged 
alienation and dehumanization of a large 
institution, in enhancing our teaching, 
and in improving our educational en- 
deavors in general. 

It is well to remind ourselves of the 
kind of institution we are. This is a uni- 
versity. We must remember its roles and 
its legitimate functions, which are learn- 
ing by both students and faculty, teach- 
ing, seeking new knowledge and new 
understandings in order to teach more 
effectively, and passing on this knowl- 
edge and these understandings, not only 
to resident students but to society — in 
other words, public service. In a univer- 
sity there are all sorts of ideas, there are 
all kinds of concepts and theories, every 
conceivable shade of thought. I am sure 
that you will find this bewildering. It is 
well to know that there are people who 
are going to try to reach you, people who 



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are going to try to persuade you, people 
who are going to try to convert you. 
There are even a few, a very few — some 
not even connected with the University, 
for we too have our hangers-on — whose 
motives are suspect, who seek to destroy 
the University and to destroy our society. 
So I would be suspicious of anyone ad- 
vocating violence, I would be suspicious 
of anyone suggesting interfering with 
the rights of others, whether of speech, 
free passage, or attendance at class, I 
would be suspicious of anyone sowing 
seeds of distrust, and I would be suspi- 
cious of anyone seeking to divide, to turn 
one part of the University against an- 
other. I ask you to think for yourself, to 
get the facts. Don't believe in rumors 
and gossip. Don't follow the crowd. 
Don't stampede. You should examine all 
ideas and propositions critically, adopt 
the "I'm from Missouri" skepticism. Be 
tough minded. Make 'em prove it ! 

And may I remind you of a few other 
responsibilities. You are one of 3,600 
fortunate enough to be chosen from 
18,000 admission applicants. Many did 
not make it and of these, many would 
give their eyeteeth to have been selected. 
Naturally they are critical of those who 
made it, especially of those who abuse 
their opportunities. Some who were not 
chosen had to go to Vietnam. Some who 
were not chosen could not come because 
they are so impoverished they could not 
afford to come. Some who were not cho- 
sen were educationally disadvantaged 
and they could not qualify. All this places 
a special obligation on you to use your 
time and your opportunity effectively; 
if not, clearly you should leave and give 
someone else the chance. You owe an 
obligation to your parents who contrib- 
ute one thousand, two thousand, or more 
dollars. You owe an obligation to the 
State of Massachusetts which appropri- 
ates annually at least two thousand dol- 



lars for every student on the campus, in 
addition to building costs. Certainly in 
these days of high taxation and desper- 
ate need for money for welfare, lower 
schools, pollution and transportation — 
the State will not long continue this sup- 
port if you do not use your time effec- 
tively, if you do not go to classes. 

Finally, I remind you again that this is 
an academic institution, an intellectual 
institution, a place for ideas, thought, 
learning, teaching. And therefore we 
serve best by doing those things we can 
do well — teaching and learning. We 
cannot solve all the problems of mankind 
alone. We can, of course, contribute by 
analysis, by study, by research. But there 
are political institutions, the state legis- 
latures and the Congress, where policies 
are set and laws enacted. I suggest you do 
yourself a disservice if you do not take 
full advantage of the University as an 
academic, an educational institution — 
as a place primarily for study, work and 
thought. There is a place for fun and 
games, for extracurricular activities, but 
the main business of the University is 
education. If you do not take full ad- 
vantage of the real purposes of the Uni- 
versity, you shortchange your parents, 
you shortchange your State and, above 
all, you shortchange yourself. 

These are grim, tragic days, full of 
problems — war, violence, pollution, rac- 
ism, poverty, just to mention a few. We 
need mutual understanding. Fundamen- 
tally we are all here for the same basic 
goals — the students to learn, the faculty 
to teach, the administration to facilitate 
both learning and teaching. I hope we can 
approach our common tasks with mutual 
understanding, mutual trust and mutual 
respect. 



Warming Up the Arts 

Terry Schwarz thinks of his job as the 
University's concert manager as more 
than just building an audience. "I'm 
trying to get away from the stiff, formal, 
Victorian approach to the arts," he ex- 
plained. "I'm trying to warm the process 
up, break down some of the formalities 
and give students and others a chance to 
meet the artists off the stage." 

The result this year is that a number of 
artists brought to the Amherst campus 
by Schwarz and the UMass Fine Arts 
Council are giving concerts in classroom 
buildings as well as in Bowker Audito- 
rium, and they are meeting students 
and others in their audience in master 
classes, workshops, seminars and in- 
formal gatherings. 

For example, the Gary Burton Quartet 
and Dizzy Gillespie, featured in February 
and April respectively, will participate 
in informal workshop-seminars in resi- 
dence halls. The Alvin Ailey American 
Dance Theatre will spend three days in 
residence in March as part of the 1970 
Massachusetts Dance Residency Project 
supported by the Council on Arts and 
Humanities of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and the National Endow- 
ment for the Arts. Open rehearsals, 
workshops and seminars will mark the 
one week residency in February of Joseph 
Chaikin's noted experimental group, 
The Open Theatre. 

Pianist Byron Janis, the Goldovsky 
Grand Opera Theatre, the Boston Phil- 
harmonia, the Tel Aviv String Quartet, 
and the Borodin String Quartet will also 
be on campus. These events are part of a 
Fine Arts calendar that is the largest ever. 
UMass music department concerts and 
recitals, performances by campus theatre 
groups, and art exhibits are among other 
events listed. 

The Fine Arts Council consists of five 



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faculty members and five undergradu- 
ates. Financial support comes from a $6 
per year Fine Arts fee that all students 
pay and from ticket sale income. The 
whole effort gets a major boost from the 
Concert Association, a group of twenty- 
five students who help in all phases of 
the program. 

Last season, for the first time, a calen- 
dar of forty major professional events 
were presented. "We started with a com- 
pletely new concept," Schwarz said. "We 
decided to structure the whole season in 
advance, to broaden the variety and to 
include all the arts." Student response to 
the program has been good, particularly 
in the areas of modern dance, theatre and 
popular music. Every modern dance 
event was sold out last year and most of 
the tickets went to students. 

The present focus of the Fine Arts 
Council's audience building and program 
expansion is the Fine Arts Center. Con- 
struction on it is scheduled to start this 
year. The center will have studios, re- 
hearsal rooms and classrooms for fine 
arts students, a number of recital halls, 
theatres, and a 2200-seat air conditioned 
concert hall. The architects are Kevin 
Roche and John Dinkeloo, designers of 
the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at New 
York's Lincoln Center. It should be a 
superb hall, according to Schwarz. He 
added, "I hope plans are initiated now 
for a year-long celebration of interna- 
tional interest to mark the opening of 
the Center in 1974." 

Distinguished Teachers 

The 1970 Distinguished Teacher Awards 
were presented to Richard F. Garber, 
Cadwell L. Ray, and William J. Wilson. 
Mr. Garber, an associate professor of 
physical education and the varsity la- 
crosse coach, joined the faculty in 1953. 
Dr. Ray, an assistant professor of eco- 



nomics, has done research and published 
articles on state and local finance. Dr. 
Wilson, an associate professor of sociol- 
ogy, has lectured and written extensively 
on the black protest movement and other 
aspects of racism in America. He was a 
prime mover in the founding of ccebs, 
the Committee for the Collegiate Educa- 
tion of Black Students. 

The awards, which carry a $1,000 
stipend, have been given each year since 
1962 for "manifest excellence in the art 
of teaching and outstanding devotion to 
the cause of education." Selection is by 
an all-University committee. 

Waffle, Anyone? 

"Waffle" has nothing to do with maple 
syrup and Sunday morning breakfast. 
It is a nickname for the new Murray D. 
Lincoln Campus Center, inspired by the 
building's patterned facade. When the 
building first opened this fall, ads in the 
Collegian wished the world "Waffleluck" 
and events like "Awful Waffle Week" 
were promoted in order to help the stu- 
dents feel at home in this very imposing 
structure. 

Designed by the firm of Marcel Breuer 
and Herbert Beckhard, and built by the 
University of Massachusetts Building 
Authority, the Center is a conference, 
continuing education and student activi- 
ties facility. The eleven story building 
has an attached 900-car parking garage. 
There are 220 overnight accommodations 
for those attending conferences and for 
other guests of the University, confer- 
ence and seminar rooms for 1,500 people, 
dining facilities (including a Top of the 
Campus Restaurant), a ballroom, a book- 
store, and meeting rooms and offices for 
student activities. 

Alumni may wish to take advantage 
of the Center's services. The costs of 
overnight accommodations are $14 for a 



single and $18 for a double, plus tax. 
There is a $3 charge for children sleeping 
on a rollaway cot, and no charge for roll- 
away cribs. The restaurant facilities in- 
clude a cafeteria, where dinners cost 
$1.90 and up, and dining room service 
where dinner would be $3.75 and up. 
Cocktails are served on the eleventh floor 
of the Center, at Top of the Campus, 
Inc., a nonprofit corporation which holds 
an alcoholic Club license. This means 
that alcoholic beverages may be sold only 
to members and their guests. The cost of 
membership is $1 a year, which covers 
the expense of a photo identification card. 
Inquiries about the Center may be di- 
rected to the alumni office. 

The Campus Center looms behind the 
Student Union, its huge stone terrace 
and nine story tower creating a monu- 
mental impression. It is made of concrete, 
some of it precast and some cast on the 
site. Many of its walls are covered with 
cork or fabric; its floors are either stone 
or carpeted in warm colors. The furnish- 
ing, a mixtue of materials and textures 
including stainless steel-and-leather 
chairs, ash couches and Minnesota gran- 
ite tables, were chosen by a committee 
of students in consultation with the 
architects. 

The total cost of the project, an esti- 
mated $20.5 million which includes $15 
million for the Center, $4.5 million for 
the garage, and $1 million remaining to 
be paid on the debt service for the Stu- 
dent Union, will be self-amortizing. A 
projected annual expense of $2.2 million, 
including debt service, will also have to 
be met. Income to cover these figures will 
be realized through student fees, hotel 
and garage revenues, the book store, 
food services, a $3 charge per conferee 
earmarked for the debt service, and re- 
serves accumulated from student fees in 
previous years. Because those reserves 
will be depleted by the end of next year, 



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it is possible that the student fee may 
have to be increased both next year and 
the year after. Undergraduates now pay 
a Student Union fee of $48 (raised this 
year from $30), and graduate students 
pay $38. 

An Outward Face for Education 

"Federal Income Tax Procedure" and 
"Psychology of Adolescence" are two of 
the nine courses available in Springfield 
this semester through the University's 
new Division of Continuing Education. 
High school graduates or those who have 
a certificate of General Educational De- 
velopment are entitled to enroll, and 
courses usually meet one night a week. 
Classes are also taught in Greenfield, 
Holyoke, and Pittsfield, in cooperation 
with the community colleges in those 
cities. Approximately half of the 61- 
course curriculum is scheduled in 
Amherst. 

"The Division of Continuing Educa- 
tion," in the words of its director, Wil- 
liam C. Venman, "is a self-supporting 
program responsible for providing 
university-level educational opportunity 
at the lowest possible cost." The fee for 
a three-credit course offered on the Am- 
herst campus is $75, in addition to a $5 
registration fee and, for certain courses, 
a laboratory fee. Three-credit courses 
offered outside of Amherst cost $84 in 
addition to the registration and labora- 
tory fees. 

Dr. Venman believes in the state uni- 
versity's responsibility for public service 
education. In his view, UMass should 
broaden its impact by serving all the 
people, not just those aged 18 to 22. 

"We are the Janus standing at the door 
of the academic community. We've al- 
ways looked inward; now we are devel- 
oping an outward face for education." 
The outward face Dr. Venman is foster- 



ing includes a year-round program of 
conferences and institutes, besides regu- 
lar course offerings. Noncredit special 
programs are mounted for professional 
groups, such as electron microscopists 
and labor unions. 

Degree-oriented programs are de- 
signed to serve various constituencies. 
Potential students include those who 
never had an opportunity to go to college 
and those whose college careers were 
interrupted. Individuals who have earned 
degrees may also choose to enroll, espe- 
cially those who are in fields where the 
"knowledge explosion" makes retraining 
imperative. Continuing Education may 
also provide opportunities for people to 
train for alternative careers, or it may 
simply be a constructive use of leisure 
time. According to Dr. Venman, both 
credit and noncredit offerings are "de- 
signed to keep people socially 
productive." 

Teaching T.A.'s 
How to Teach 

A voluntary teaching improvement pro- 
gram for the University's 750 graduate 
student teaching assistants has been ini- 
tiated this year. It is hoped that this pro- 
gram will significantly affect the quality 
of instruction at the introductory level, 
where teaching assistants shoulder much 
of the load. 

M. H. Appley, Dean of the Graduate 
School, explained, "Since the introduc- 
tory courses taken by the incoming 
freshman significantly influence his re- 
maining college experience and future 
career, we have become increasingly 
concerned about improving the quality of 
instruction at the introductory level." 

The major elements of the program 
are a two-day preclass orientation ses- 
sion, a handbook, a teaching improve- 
ment laboratory with a library and video 



tape equipment, and a series of evening 
seminars on teaching. Two experienced 
teaching assistants, Sandra H. Hartzog 
in botany and William DeLamarter in 
psychology, are responsible for the 
teaching improvement program. Faculty 
supervisors of teaching assistants in the 
major instructional departments are also 
cooperating. 

Future plans include the development 
of an "externship program" with the 
community colleges. As proposed, the 
program would permit a graduate stu- 
dent from UMass to spend a semester or 
a year at a community college gaining 
practical teaching experience. In ex- 
change, a faculty member from that col- 
lege would come to the University for 
education leave to do graduate study 
or research. 



15 The Alumnus 



Julius Erving 



Peter Pascarelli 



Julius Erving 
Sparks Basketball 
Revival at UMass 

Peter Pascarelli 



Last year, as a 
sophomore, he led 
UMass to its greatest 
hoop season ever. 




16 The Alumnus J" lius Erving 

Julius Erving lives in a typical dorm, with 
its typical noise and typical overcrowd- 
ing. And when you enter the 15th floor 
room in Kennedy Tower, there is little 
tangible evidence that this is the campus 
home of the greatest basketball player 
and, probably, the finest athlete ever to 
attend the University of Massachusetts. 
Instead, the most obvious things in the 
room are a constant stream of friends 
and a bookcase dominated by marketing 
textbooks. 

The twenty-year-old Erving shattered 
virtually every UMass single-season 
basketball record as a sophomore last 
year. He led UMass to its greatest hoop 
season and a berth in the National Invi- 
tational Tournament at Madison Square 
Garden. Erving was selected to the All 
Yankee Conference team, was named 
New England Player of the Year, All East 
Sophomore of the Year and Honorable 
Mention All American, and was second 
in the country in rebounds. During the 
summer, he capped this phenomenal year 
by leading the United States national 
team to a successful tour of Russia and 
Eastern Europe. 

Despite his awesome basketball 
achievements and campus-wide attention 
(even adulation), Erving has matured 
into a dedicated yet friendly young black. 
His apparent unconcern with publicity 
and fame are linked to a close family 
which he refers to repeatedly in conver- 
sation. He points to the family influence 
as his single most important motivating 
factor. 

Erving was born in East Meadow, New 
York, and grew up in the neighboring 
Long Island community of Hempstead. 
His mother and father were separated in 
1953 and Julius admits those early years 
were hard. "We lived in a project," he 
told The Alumnus, "and it wasn't the 
greatest life. We were on welfare, and 
my mother had to care for three of us : my 



Peter Pascarelli 




17 The Alumnus 



Julius Erving 



Peter Pascarelli 



older sister, my younger brother, andme." 

In 1963 his father died, and his mother 
remarried later in the year. The family 
then moved to Roosevelt, another Long 
Island city, where they lived in "finally 
our own home." He was then a freshman 
in high school. 

It was in Roosevelt that Erving began 
to play sports with intensity. He played 
football and baseball, but basketball was 
always his main interest. And at Roose- 
velt High, he played basketball under a 
coach named Ray Wilson, now a UMass 
assistant. 

Wilson said of Erving then, "He was 
well coordinated, even in the 9th grade. 
The only reservation I had then about his 
basketball ability was his size. Jules was 
only 5'10 as a sophomore. But he had 
those big hands which showed he would 
grow, and sure enough he was 6'3 when 
he graduated and is almost 66 now." 

Wilson was similarly impressed by 
Erving's character: "His family is great 
and is the reason that he hasn't been 
affected adversely by success. They al- 
ways took an interest in him." 

His high school teams were good ones, 
but never got farther than the county 
playoffs. That was in Erving's junior 
year, when his Roosevelt team was elim- 
inated by Sewanak High School and the 
star performance of Rick Vogeley, now 
a teammate of Erving's. 

When the decision for college came, 
Julius narrowed the choice to St. John's, 
the New York City basketball power, 
and UMass. He chose the larger UMass 
after several visits to campus. His rea- 
sons were simple. Said Erving, "I liked 
the campus itself very much, the aca- 
demic reputation here is excellent out-of- 
state and, while the basketball program 
was rising, I would have a good chance 
of starting as a sophomore. Plus the fact 
that basketball did not come before your 
academics." 



The chance to make a choice of where 
to go to college was a unique one for any- 
one in the Erving family. He is the first 
member of his family to go to college 
and this fact has a great effect on him. 

Erving talks at length about his college 
opportunity. He told us, "You know, the 
pressure of basketball, and the pressure 
of living up to last year, doesn't really 
bother me. The greatest pressure of any 
kind I feel is from this chance of being 
the first in my family to go to college. 
They have their eyes on me, and I'm 
conscious of the fact that if I go astray 
or do something to waste this opportun- 
ity, I'm going to be letting down a lot of 
people who are counting on me." 

This, along with the sudden and tragic 
death of his younger brother three years 
ago, motivates him more than any bas- 
ketball success. He is still hesitant to talk 
about his brother, who was sixteen when 
he died. Julius will say, "His death is on 
my mind a lot. You know, we're a close 
family, and my mother worked a long 
time for the house we live in. Then, after 
we moved in, I went to college, my sister 
got married, and my brother passed away 
— leaving my mother without her kids. 
I think about this a lot and I guess I push 
a little harder because of it." 

The pressure from his family to suc- 
ceed has kept Erving from getting in- 
volved with anything besides basketball 
and his academic work. As an aware 
black student, he sometimes regrets this. 
"I'd like to get involved in things," he 
explained, "but academics and basketball 
are first and everything else is after. 
People sometimes try to persuade me to 
do this or that, but I'm my own indi- 
vidual. If I have time after playing ball 
and my school work, then I will get into 
something else." 

Being not only a black student at pre- 
dominantly white UMass, but also the 
most well known black, isn't a problem 



for Julius. "I don't detect any resentment. 
I have my own black friends who support 
me and no one should mind that." 

Instead of being resented by white 
students, Erving is adulated. At home 
games, the biggest roar of the night is 
always for his patented two-hand-over- 
the-head dunk shot in warm ups. And 
when he was a freshman, the crowd sang 
"Happy Birthday" before a game that 
was played on his nineteenth birthday. 
If you go to Boyden gym any afternoon, 
you'll see people in pick up games, yelling 
"watch my 'Julius' move." 

He sees a time in the near future when 
he won't be the only black player on the 
team, as is the case now. "Mainly," 
Erving said, "I think it's hard to recruit 
a black player who has the necessary 
educational background to be accepted 
at UMass. But the recruiting system here 
has improved, education for black high 
school students is improving, and I'm 
sure we will have top black players com- 
ing here to help the program." 

Like everyone else at the University, 
Julius's academic work was disrupted by 
the spring student strike. Erving is blunt 
about the strike. "I wasn't for it. Every- 
one just jumped on the bandwagon. 
Among the three aims was the one about 
releasing all political prisoners, including 
the Black Panthers. I think this was just 
a slick move to get black students in- 
volved and I resented that. And I don't 
think that all prisoners deserve to be 
released." 

He also commented on the Panthers by 
saying, "I don't really have enough in- 
formation to have a definite opinion 
on the Panthers. But I do feel that a 
lot of blacks are falsely militant on the 
surface." 

Erving had an experience not many 
twenty-year-old college students get 
when he traveled to Russia and parts of 
Eastern Europe this summer with the 



18 The Alumnus 



Julius Erving 



Peter Pascarelli 



U. S. national team. It was his biggest 
thrill. 

"I've had a lot of good times and high- 
lights in my life, like the n.i.t. game, but 
that trip was a once in a lifetime oppor- 
tunity. Though it's an obvious thing to 
say, the differences between here and 
there are still striking. The facilities like 
living, transportation, food, and water 
can't compare. We had the opportunity 
to meet many people, though. Moscow 
wasn't very friendly and no one spoke 
English. But in Estonia and Finland espe- 
cially, people went out of their way to 
talk with us, show us around, and trade 
things." 

Playing on sub-par European courts ag- 
gravated an old back injury that cleared 
up in time to begin preseason practice in 
October. This is a season that Julius 
looked forward to. 

"Our schedule is not that tough, and 
out of our 26 games we should win 23 
outright. The personnel is just as good or 
even better than last year, and that isn't 
taking away anything from the seniors 
who left because we'll miss them for 
sure. But the development of last year's 
lettermen and the players from the fresh- 
man team make us a good basketball 
team. 

"I know a lot is being expected of me 
and of the team, but that shouldn't bother 
us. Once on the court, any pressure that 
may have been created has to stop." 

Like anyone else involved in UMass 
sports, Erving is not exactly enchanted 
with the Yankee Conference. But ration- 
alizing the situation, Erving reasoned, 
"I probably would like to see us an inde- 
pendent, but realistically we are com- 
mitted to the Conference right now, not 
only in basketball but in other sports. 
So if we have to stick with it, we'll just 
have to make the best of it. And it's good 
to have something to strive for like a 
Conference championship, especially 



after being stripped of it a year ago."* 

With two more collegiate years left, 
Erving is definitely aiming for a pro ca- 
reer. His coach Jack Leaman assessed his 
chances. "Julius Erving will not be a good 
pro, he will be a great pro," exclaimed 
Leaman. "He has everything the pros 
look for in a basketball player: size, 
speed, agility, shooting ability, desire, 
and a fine mind. If he's not a first round 
pick in the pro draft, then I don't know 
what basketball is all about. 

"Julius is one of the finest players ever 
in New England. He's one of the best 
I've ever seen. He's worked hard to get 
where he is today and has been able to 
handle any situation. And he's such a 
great team player that there's no resent- 
ment from the rest of the team. He has a 
strong supporting cast, but sometimes 
they are in awe of him. Besides, if there 
was resentment, they wouldn't have 
elected him co-captain." 

Though coming from a school and area 
not traditionally known for basketball, 
Erving ranks high in preseason All Amer- 
ican picks. The most notable of these was 
a second team selection to the Sports 
Magazine preseason team. 

This attention, in the end, doesn't faze 
Erving. "I hope to be a pro basketball 
player," he asserted. "If I make All 
American, fine, but pros take others be- 
sides All Americans. But my main ob- 
jective is to help the team. If we're good, 
we'll be noticed. And if things don't work 
with the pros, I'll have the educational 
background with my marketing major to 
get into business and make a good 
living." 

If you've ever seen Erving play basket- 
ball, you get the idea he'll be earning that 
living on a basketball court. Whenever 
pro scouts or basketball experts see him 

*UMass was stripped of its Yankee Conference 
titles a year ago, as part of a Conference 
penalty for an ineligibility case. 



perform, they don't forget him. Boston 
Celtic immortal Red Auerbach calls him 
"just a fantastically exciting player." 
New York writers, always critical of 
visiting players, when witnessing a typi- 
cally overpowering Erving performance 
against Fordham that included 37 points 
and 20 rebounds, raved that he was the 
best player to play in New York that 
collegiate season. 

Julius Erving has made home basket- 
ball games the place to be on campus. 
Lines form outside cramped Curry Hicks 
Cage hours before gametime. He has 
made UMass basketball one of the few 
unifying elements on the sprawling 
campus. For example, many high-ranked 
University administrators credit the bas- 
ketball team's home stretch run for the 
n.i.t. berth to be a major factor in cooling 
a tense and dangerous situation follow- 
ing the Mills House takeover. 

And, though he won't admit it, the 
strong and intelligent black kid, who is 
driven to success by respect for a strong 
mother and a lost brother, is a celebrity 
to many detached and cynical students 
at this impersonal University. 

And when Julius Erving leads the New 
England basketball champions onto the 
Curry Hicks Cage floor, he becomes the 
most important person on the campus. 



19 The Alumnus 



From the Sidelines 



Richard Bresciani 



From 

the Sidelines 

Richard L. Bresciani '60 

Assistant Sports Information Director 



It wasn't too long ago that the winter 
sports season usually presented a picture 
as dreary as last week's soot-covered 
snow. However, the scene is different 
now. It breathes optimism where pessi- 
mism and failure once abounded. 

Last winter UMass varsity teams 
compiled a 50-33 record after a 53-39 
mark in 1968-69. For two years, just 
about every varsity team has improved 
its record. 

Interest in basketball at UMass has 
reached an all-time high. Coach Jack 
Leaman's varsity finished first in the 
Yankee Conference for the third straight 
- year, and the team has 43 wins in the 
last 60 games. Leaman won New Eng- 
land Coach of the Year honors, while the 
Redmen were crowned New England 
Champions. They competed in the Na- 
tional Invitational Tournament at New 
York's Madison Square Garden and 
dropped a last-minute 62-55 decision to 
eventual champ Marquette. 

Sparked by brilliant 6'6 Julius Erving, 
UMass should again be a contender for 
Conference and New England honors. 
Erving scored 643 points with 522 re- 
bounds and was selected All Conference, 
All New England, All East Sophomore 
of the Year and All American Honorable 
Mention. During the summer he was the 
leading scorer and rebounder on the U.S. 
Olympic Development Team that had 
a 1.0-3 record against some of Europe's 
best teams. 

Erving will be joined by returning 
starters 5'n John Betancourt and 6'y Ken 



Mathias. Juniors Mike Pagliara, 5*10, 
Rich Vogeley, 6'$, and Chris Coffin, 6*5, 
have fine potential; 6'9 Tom Austin and 
6'S Charlie Peters are sophomores who 
should help. The team will be bolstered 
when 6'5 Tom McLaughlin, a transfer 
from Tennessee where he was the top 
f rosh scorer, becomes eligible the sec- 
ond semester. 

Last winter, refurbished Curry Hicks 
Cage continually overflowed its 4200- 
seat capacity as Erving and sharpshoot- 
ing Ray Ellerbrook led the Redmen to 
an 18-7 record. Leaman has to replace 
Ellerbrook, plus three other valuable sen- 
iors, but feels the material is available. 

The hockey revival continued under 
Coach Jack Canniff . The Redmen fin- 
ished 10-8, a new win record and the first 
winning season since 1960-61. Canniff 
has two good frosh squads and, with 16 
returning lettermen, the UMass skaters 
could be in contention for their first 
Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference 
Division II tourney. 

High scorer Jack Edwards, 15 goals 
and 12 assists, scrappy center Dennis 
Grabowski, and solid defenseman Bob 
Bartholomew are three juniors who lead 
the returnees. The goal situation finds 
juniors Pat Flaherty and Bruce Craw- 
ford being pushed by sophomores Peter 
Erikson and John Kiah. 

UMass has added Providence, North- 
eastern and Boston State to what looks 
like its toughest hockey schedule. It will 
take rapid development by such sopho- 
mores as Don Riley and Canadian scor- 
ing flash Pat Keenan to keep UMass 
moving up the hockey ladder. 

As wrestling coach Homer Barr states, 
"This is the year to put it together." 
Barr has molded UMass into a New Eng- 
land wrestling power. The grapplers 
were 9-6 two years ago and fashioned a 
16-4 record with a second in the N.E. 
tourney last winter. This year UMass 




20 The Alumnus 



From the Sidelines 



Richard Bresciani 



will face strong New England teams but 
Barr feels he has more depth than ever, 
with quality performers available in all 
weight classes. Seven returnees placed in 
the New England tourney last winter and 
junior Sheldon Goldberg and senior Tom 
Young won individual titles at 134 and 
167-lbs. respectively. Goldberg had a 
12-2-3 record as a sophomore and Young 
has a two-year mark of 22-5-2. George 
Zguris, N.E. 190-lb. champ in 1969 and 
runnerup last year, will get competition 
from Ed Carlsson, who won the N.E. 
frosh title last winter. Nick DiDomenico, 
24-11, Dave Reynolds, 15-4, Bruce Buck- 
bee, 12-1, and Tom Andrewes, 18-3-1, 
are other veterans with good records. 

Another optimistic outlook comes 
from gymnastics coach Erik Kjeldsen. "If 
commitment to excellence can be added 
to the talent and experience on hand, 
this year's squad will provide a formid- 
able challenge for any team in the East." 
Kjeldsen has 10 returning lettermen plus 
some good sophomores from the second- 
straight undefeated freshman team. The 
gymnasts were 5-3 last winter and fin- 
ished fourth in the tough Eastern League 
behind Springfield, Penn State and 
Temple. 

Co-Captains Scott Stover and Tony 
Vacca and senior Norm Vexler are key 
point-producers. Stover, a senior, excels 
on the high bar and in the vaulting 
events. Vacca, a junior, has developed 
rapidly in the all-around competition, 
while Vexler is good in every event with 
outstanding potential on the side horse 
and rings. 

UMass will host the Eastern Inter- 
collegiate Championship Meet in the 
Boyden Building, March 11-13, to climax 
the season. 

Coach Ken O'Brien '63 has been pa- 
tiently building a strong track team. In- 
juries crippled the Redmen last year, and 
they were edged out by Connecticut for 



the Indoor Championship after winning 
the year before. 

O'Brien points to a good senior group 
plus promising sophomores that should 
provide a well-balanced team. The jump- 
ing events were the strongest for UMass 
and should be solid again, led by senior 
Cal Carpenter, three-time Conference 
high jump champion, and senior Dave 
Canterbury in the long and triple jumps. 
Senior Ed Arcaro was the top point-man 
last year and set UMass records in the 
shot-put and discus and was nationally 
ranked in the hammer event. Add sopho- 
more Peter Natti, a four-event performer 
who was top frosh scorer, and the Red- 
men have possibly their best weight 
team. 

Speed usually is the biggest Redmen 
asset. Seniors Walt Mayo, Conference 
dash champ who was second in the New 
England 60-yard dash, and Gerry Spell- 
man, UMass record holder in the 120 
high hurdles and 440 intermediates, and 
junior Jim Graves head a fine contingent. 
David Evans, in the middle distance 
events, and senior Ron Wayne, Confer- 
ence two-mile champion, are other valu- 
able performers. 

The ski team, coached by Bill Mac- 
Connell '43, recaptured the New Eng- 
land League title it won in 1968 after fin- 
ishing second in 1969. MacConnell lost 
just one senior, Jim Garstang, the finest 
Redmen skier in recent years. Four good 
sophomores join veterans Ted Martin, 
Jim Lattimer and John Gray to provide 
the most quality MacConnell's had. 

On the other hand, depth is again a 
problem for swimming coach Joe Rogers. 
Last year's 1-8 record was the worst in 
over a decade, and Rogers hopes that 
freshmen can provide some depth. Sen- 
iors Ed Jazab, Maurice Lynch, and 
Dennis Moulton will have to carry the 
load, but the Redmen will be weak in 
the sprint events. 



UMass is allowed to use freshmen in 
all varsity sports except football, basket- 
ball and hockey, a rule that has been in 
effect nationally the past two years. 
Thus, some of the winter teams may get 
the benefit from frosh who show quick 
development. UMass will use j.v. teams 
in place of the frosh squads, except in 
the three sports that don't qualify. 




21 The Alumnus 



'Black & White' Reviewed 



Phyllis McGrath 



'Black & White' 
Reviewed 

Phyllis Scher McGrath '59 

"Something for everyone 
but certainly not a 
compromise." 



Fritz Ellert is a teacher of German, Sid- 
ney Kaplan teaches English — two fine 
professors who, working with others, 
founded the Massachusetts Review, a 
quarterly journal equal to the best on the 
contemporary scene. In the sixties, MR 
quietly gained acclaim from an ever- 
widening audience and was recognized 
as one of the outstanding literary jour- 
nals in America. 

MR has been around for over a decade 
now, and in that time it has covered a 
tremendous range of subject matter and 
literary form. Recently, the decision was 
made to take a selection of those pieces 
which dealt with the Negro and the 
Negro in America, and publish them in 
a separate volume as an anniversary 
edition. Thus was born Black & White in 
American Culture. Having read the book, 
I can only hope that the editors will 
someday choose to anthologize all of the 
writings on other subjects. 

For Black & White in American Cul- 
ture is one of the finest books to appear 
in a very overcrowded marketplace in 
quite some time. It is a deep and thought- 
ful anthology, masterfully constructed. 
It is brilliant enough to stimulate the 
essay-saturated "expert" yet it retains its 
readability for the UMass alumnus per- 
haps a bit rusty in this particular field. 
Something for everyone, but certainly 



not a compromise. To quote the New 
York Times Book Review, "... a rare 
anthology and a rare book." 

Black and White in American Culture 
is an anthology of forty-one pearls, black 
and white — written by male and female, 
famous and not-so-famous, UMass- 
affiliated and non-UMass-affiliated. A 
beautiful opening story by Mike Thel- 
well, one of the best of the new writers 
and a real "catch" for the faculty, is 
"Bright an' Mownin' Star." This story 
sets the scene — the poverty, the supersti- 
tion, and the unconquerable human urge 
toward freedom, not to be beaten down. 
As the "hero" of the tale is seen walking 
down the highway and out of the Delta, 
so too Black & White in American Cul- 
ture begins with extensive discussion of 
the South, where the "movement" of 
necessity had its roots, and comes alive 
as it moves up and out, to an in-depth 
analysis of black thought, black history, 
black culture. 

One of the most sensitive stories in 
the anthology is "Bye Lena" by Charlotte 
Painter. It is of special interest to this 
reader that the contributions of all but 
one of the sprinkling of female writers 
are in the realm of fiction. Interesting. 
Once again the ladies have had to prove 
themselves with the only weapon that 
can resist competition — creative talent. 
Black women. White women. It's the 
same battle. 

Miss Painter's short story succinctly 
bares the thinking of the Southern white 
woman and the Southern black woman 
and, with razor skill, captures the total 
lack of understanding of the blacks by 
the white "gentry." Tom Cade's "Missis- 
sippi Ham Rider" is a modern story, and it 
comes along later in the section devoted 
to blues and jazz. This story portrays 
the real, everyday grimy life of a one- 
time big name country folk singer, and 
the subtlety of the motives and thinking 



of seemingly simple people. 

A well-remembered name from UMass, 
Doris Abramson, is represented in the 
anthology by an excellent dissertation on 
contemporary Negro playwrights. Miss 
Abramson has proven herself to her local 
peers, including the editors, and now re- 
ceives the professional recognition she 
has earned. 

Here too is Louis Ruchames, formerly 
Rabbi at UMass/Amherst and now pro- 
fessor of history and chairman of his 
department at UMass/Boston. A first- 
rate historian, his name has been appear- 
ing frequently on the academic scene 
and in the publishing world. Two of his 
works are included in this anthology, 
one an extremely informative study of 
Charles Sumner, and the other a brief 
but interesting piece on John Brown, Jr. 

One item in the book which, while 
relevant, does not meet the high literary 
quality of the other works, is the short 
poem by Andrew Goodman, the young 
civil rights worker who lost his life in 
Mississippi. The poem, a parody of A. E. 
Housman, was completed for a college 
assignment, and was included in the 
anthology in recognition of Goodman's 
martyrdom. On that basis, the reader 
is asked to accept it. 

The reader stands to learn a great deal 
from Black & White in American Cul- 
ture, and quite painlessly at that. Learn 
about Thoreau. Learn about Sumner. 
Taste some of the early writings of 
W.E.B. DuBois. And in the package, get 
a terrific lesson on the roots and com- 
position of jazz. 

Accolades must go to the editors, Jules 
Chametzky and Sidney Kaplan, for their 
organization of the book. The forty-one 
selections are divided into six groupings, 
beginning with "The Movement" and 
"A Legacy of Creative Protest," then on 
to selections on blues and jazz, black art, 
black literature, and closing with "The 



22 The Alumnus 



'Black & White' Reviewed 



Phyllis McGrath 






Blacky White 
eylmerican Culture 

An Anthology from The Massachusetts Review 




New African Humanism." That last sec- 
tion includes the famous essay "Black 
Orpheus" by Jean-Paul Sartre, which 
has not previously been available in 
English. 

"Black Orpheus" was originally writ- 
ten as the preface to an anthology of 
African and West Indian poetry and, 
when read simply as such, the discussion 
on black poetry is beautiful. What a de- 
lightful opportunity to learn of new poets 
unpublished on this side of the Atlantic 
and to enjoy a brief sampling of their 
work. But the poetic discussion is not 
the purpose of the preface, nor is it the 
reason for the essay's inclusion in this 
anthology. In the essay, M. Sartre puts 
forth his now-famous theory on Negri- 
tude, a concept new to many of us. The 
discussion and presentation are interest- 
ing, but his conclusions are debatable. He 
ties his theory into his all-abiding belief 
in Communism and blames every one 
of the world's ills on his arch-rival, 
Capitalism. 

Sartre's essay is followed immedi- 
ately by an excellent rebuttal, and one 
breathes a sigh of relief. 

There is so much in this collection. 
Mike Thelwell's denunciation of William 
Styron's Nat Turner, for example. Thel- 
well's complaint is the same one others 
have voiced in response to other "white" 
interpretations of history. It is regret- 
table, but a rebuttal rarely gets the airing 
and the publicity the original received. 
Even when the entire black community 
responds. And even when the response 
is as well researched as Mr. Thelwell's. 

Unfortunately, Styron's work is the 
only knowledge many Americans, black 
and white, have regarding slave revolts. 
Most of us assume that large-scale re- 
volts were not attempted because of the 
total futility of such actions. Not so. 
Black & White in American Culture pro- 
vides us with good detail of another 



revolt, this one aboard a slave ship, the 
Amistad. Sidney Kaplan has assembled 
a collection of pencil portraits of the 
major participants in the revolt and the 
complete text of an 1840 publication de- 
tailing the incident. This fascinating 
tract will be incorporated in a full-scale 
documentary history of the Amistad re- 
volt, which Mr. Kaplan is preparing for 
publication by the University of Massa- 
chusetts Press. "The fame of the mutiny 
on the Amistad is apt to obscure the fact 
that it was but one of hundreds, perhaps 
thousands of black mutinies . . . that 
occurred during four centuries of the 
slave trade." So states Kaplan, who then 
goes on to furnish thumbnail descrip- 
tions of a number of other documented 
incidents. 

One could go on and describe each 
and every essay, the photographs, the 
poetry. But suffice it to say that this is an 
extremely readable yet scholarly book. 
It is a real find for the overworked reader 
satiated with race relations literature, 
and a particular treat to discover that it 
is a product of the University (and pub- 
lished by the University of Massa- 
chusetts Press.). 

The University can point to this one 
with pride, and each of us can enjoy the 
reflected glory of the professional and 
literary competence which is achieving 
its just recognition. 



23 The Alumnus 



Journey to Majorca 




Journey 
to Majorca 

It has been called "The Golden Island" 
and "The Pearl of the Mediterranean" — 
and members of the University of Mass- 
achusetts Associate Alumni and their 
immediate families will have an oppor- 
tunity to learn why this spring. Jim 
Allen, the Director of Alumni Affairs, 
working with aits, Inc., a Boston-based 
national tour operator, has arranged a 
"Majorcan Carnival." For just $299 plus 



10% tax and services, alumni may visit 
the sunny island of Majorca on a fully- 
escorted eight-day tour leaving April 
17 from Bradley Field. 

Vacationers will be provided round 
trip jet flights with food and beverages 
served aloft, a spacious room at one of 
the island's most deluxe hotels, full 
American breakfasts, gourmet dinners 
each evening, and the services of a host 
escort and aits hospitality desk at each 
hotel. The tour is unregimented — no ef- 
fervescent "leader" will shout "Every- 
one into the pool." But if you do wish to 
go swimming, you'll be happy to learn 



that the average temperature in Majorca 
in April is 72°. 

A mailing providing further informa- 
tion about the Majorcan Carnival will 
be sent in January. 



24 The Alumnus 



Comment/Club Calendar 



Johnston/ Allen 



Comment 

Evan V. Johnston '50 

Executive Vice President 

In traveling to alumni club functions 
this fall, it has become more and more 
apparent to me that many alumni do not 
have a clear picture of what is going on 
on campus. Believe me, the truth is far 
from what you read in the papers and 
from what you hear by way of rumor. It 
is true that there are dissident groups, 
but 95% of the students are not inter- 
ested in disruptions and have expressed 
their distaste for them. 

Chancellor Oswald Tippo '32 made 
important convocation addresses, ex- 
cerpts from which you will find else- 
where in this Alumnus. He has restated 
our purposes, has said what can and can- 
not be tolerated, and has vowed that this 
institution will not tolerate any irrespon- 
sible actions, such as we saw here last 
spring. We have been told by experts 
that this is probably the best statement 
any college leader made on campus prob- 
lems last fall. 

We look forward to a year of renewed 
dedication to this institution and to the 
University system under the direction of 
our dynamic new president, Dr. Robert 
C. Wood. He is building into his staff 
people with experience, enthusiasm, and 
wisdom. This bodes well for the develop- 
ment of the system, as well as for your 
campus in Amherst. 

To facilitate this development, the 
alumni office will be publishing a com- 
plete directory of alumni. The informa- 
tion, (graduate's address, class, and 
married status), will be as accurate as our 
records can provide. Each alumnus will 
be listed alphabetically, geographically, 
and by class. These directories will be 
particularly useful for class agents and 



fraternal organization. They will be 
available, to alumni, for $5. 

Club Calendar 



James H. Allen '66 

Director of Alumni Affairs 

Alumni activities are picking up steam. 
It all started early in the fall, on Septem- 
ber 19, when alumni clubs from Spring- 
field and Holyoke jointly sponsored a 
very successful dinner at Vincent's Steak 
House in West Springfield. It was the 
first public appearance in Western 
Massachusetts for Dr. Robert C. Wood 
as the UMass president, and over one 
hundred alumni and friends of the Uni- 
versity were in attendance. 

Two alumni events were held on Sat- 
urday, September 26. Fifty alumni met 
at the home of Bob Pollack '54, president 
of the Greater Delaware Valley Club, 
for a "Pizza and Beer Party." Evan John- 
son '50 and Jack Leaman, the basketball 
coach, traveled from Amherst with the 
film of our n.i.t. game. 

Four hundred miles away, fifty alumni, 
including Chancellor Oswald Tippo '32, 
attended a cocktail party and buffet at 
the House of the Seven Gables in Hart- 
ford, Vermont. This followed our foot- 
ball game with Dartmouth, and the only 
flaw was that we lost the game. Special 
thanks go to Lou and Ena Tunberg 
Paradysz '63 for their hospitality. 

The week following the Dartmouth 
game was hectic, with a four day swing 
through upstate New York. Thursday 
evening found me in Albany at a reorgan- 
ization meeting of the Tri-City Alumni 
Club. On Friday, I was with a group of 
alumni from the Geneva/Rochester area 
showing the University film "A Giant 
Step." For those of you who missed the 
program, we are planning another get- 



together next October. George Slate '21 
deserves a big thanks for his help in 
making this event a success. 

On Saturday, following the UMass/ 
Buffalo football game, a group of us 
gathered at the Sign of the Steer restau- 
rant. Brian Fry '65 was responsible for 
setting up this function, and the steak 
was great. Brian : I'll trust your choice of 
restaurants anytime. 

On October 5 the Greater Northamp- 
ton Club held a reorganization meeting 
under the guidance of John Skibiski, Jr. 
'54 and Bob Foote '62. Chancellor Tippo, 
the guest of honor, answered questions 
about the role of UMass as an educational 
institution. 

The Class of 1913 luncheon, held 
October 14 at the Old Mill in West- 
minster, was an extremely successful 
reunion. Of 42 of us in attendance, 35 
were either classmates or their wives. 
These alumni all started at Mass. Aggie 
over 60 years ago, when there were only 
750 students on the campus. The campus 
has changed greatly, but their ties with 
the University grow stronger, not 
weaker. Allister MacDougall '13 keeps 
his classmates well informed and runs 
these twice-yearly class functions. 

Homecoming, October 24, saw UMass 
fight UConn to a tie. Many of the alumni 
who returned to watch the game also 
found time to attend the Annual Meet- 
ing. Business transacted there included 
the election of three new board members 
(Don Moriarty '60, Bob Perriello '37, 
and Marylee Boyle Pelosky '56) and three 
regional vice-presidents (Bill Less '51 for 
Eastern Mass., Stan Chiz '50 for Western 
Mass., and Tony Chambers '54 for New 
York.) It was announced that Janice 
Wroblewski '68, Sam Lussier '63, and 
Janet Gorman Murphy '58 had won the 
mail ballot. The association's officers were 
reconfirmed, with the addition of Hal 
Fienman '50 as Second Vice-President. 



25 The Alumnus 



At the Springfield Dinner 



Slade/Wood 




President Robert C. Wood (right) chats 
with alumni at a dinner the Pioneer 
Valley Club sponsored last September. 



At the Springfield Dinner 

Introductory remarks 
by Sanford Slade '58 

Alumni are a source of funds and re- 
cruiters for an educational institution. 
But might they not also be a source of 
ideas? 

We live at a time when students feel 
they have a right to influence the course 
of national and campus events. Perhaps, 
as alumni and as citizens, we should also 
feel that we have a right, even an obliga- 
tion, to put forward our views. 

I don't see the alumni association 
manning the barricades or challenging 
the University administration. I do see 
it as a select body whose involvement in 
the affairs of our Alma Mater might gen- 
erate an influence for balance. Inspired 
by the presently unfashionable values 
developed in our undergraduate years, 
we might be a still, small voice in the 
background, our involvement tempered 
by experience and our minds open to the 
issues which are of such concern today. 

In these dramatic times, current events 
seem to be reaching out to those of us 
who should be involved. Perhaps this 
association can begin to reach back. 



Excerpts from the speech 
by Robert C. Wood 

It is a brutal intellectual exercise to com- 
pare 1970 to the 1960's. Ten years ago, 
our concerns were the silence of the 
younger generation, not its radicalism; 
the fertility of our women, not their 
militancy; the nonviolence of Martin 
Luther King, not the anger of the Black 
Panthers. It is now three major assassi- 
nations, 142 major riots, and 30,000,000 
additional firearms later. 

The statistics are grim. Nevertheless, 
I am persuaded that the foundations of 
our society have endured. And, although 
this is a time of academic crisis, univer- 
sities are still at the center of American 
society. I believe the power of knowledge 
continues to be recognized as useful, 
necessary and benign. 

My general optimism applies partic- 
ularly to this school. The University of 
Massachusetts is in a situation of special 
grace, thanks to the commitment of re- 
sources and a condition of autonomy 
achieved during John Lederle's presi- 
dency. Nevertheless, we must move 
rapidly to strengthen our position. 

The creation of new constituencies of 
support is essential. In a word, develop- 



ment. But, clearly, this must go beyond 
the traditional interpretation of develop- 
ment as a euphemism for fund raising. 
Development is the fostering of commit- 
ment to the University in a wide variety 
of program areas. And the role of alumni 
is essential in this. 

I am particularly interested in working 
with you, the alumni, and helping you 
work for your University. We must 
create new opportunities for you to make 
significant personal contributions to the 
growth of UMass, so that your influence 
may be effective in interpreting our mis- 
sion and in widening our opportunities 
for service. 



26 The Alumnus 



The Classes Report 



The Classes 
Report 



The Twenties 

A civic leader in Sunderland, Clarence F. 
Clark '22 was elected chairman of the 
Greenfield Community College Advisory 
Board; Mr. Clark owns farms in Sunder- 
land and Laredo, Texas. The American 
Society of Planning Officials elected John 
W. Hyde '25 to honorary life member- 
ship; Mr. Hyde has been the director of 
the graduate planning program at the 
University of Michigan for twenty-three 
years. Dr. Maxwell H. Goldberg '28, a 
Danf orth Lecturer, spoke at Quincy Col- 
lege on September 10, 1970. His topic 
was "Values and Environments in the 
Technetronic Age" and Leslie "Squash" 
McEwen '28, who was in the audience, 
writes : "In addition to hearing his inter- 
esting talk, we had time to see the his- 
torical and beautiful city of Quincy — 
plus renewing an old friendship." 



1938 

Norman P. Blake is senior vice-president 
— traffic and sales for Pan American 
World Airways, Inc. The former Dean 
of Students at Briarcliff College, Doris 
Jenkins French has joined the staff of 
Susquehanna University as coordinator 
of residence affairs. 



The Forties 

Frank and Louise Bowman Wing '40 are 

public school teachers in Illinois; she is 
teaching elementary school, and he is a 
high school science teacher. Elizabeth 
"Betty" Bascom Lovely '41 writes: "I'm 
still teaching kindergarten and enjoying 
it more each year. I finished up my mas- 
ter's degree this summer — three hard 

years besides my regular job Florida's 

fabulous ! I wouldn't live anywhere else." 
The Hartford Electric Light Company 



promoted George W. Litchfield '42 to the 

position of Manager of Real Estate. San 
Francisco State College awarded Barbara 
Butement Newcomb '42 an m.a. in educa- 
tion, special interest in nursery school. 
The Rev. Elinor G. Galusha '48, chair- 
man of the youth ministry planning team 
and editor of youth publications for the 
Board of Homeland Ministries of the 
United Church of Christ, has become as- 
sociate regional secretary for the Pacific 
area of the denomination's Board for 
World Ministries. Briarcliff College ap- 
pointed Dr. Walter Chizinsky '49 as 
Dean of Faculty. Dr. Chizinsky, who will 
continue to teach biology part-time, is a 
three-time recipient of the National Sci- 
ence Foundation grant for Summer Insti- 
tutes; in 1969 he was a Shell Merit Fellow 
at Stanford University. 



1950 

Glassboro State College awarded Bar- 
bara Lawrence Bremner a master's in 
reading education. Paul G. Hussey, can- 
didate for the master's in education at 
Boston State College, is teaching ac- 
counting and business administration at 
Grahm Junior College. Allan L. Pitcher 
is with a.i.d. in Lagos, Nigeria. 



1951 

Caroline and James M. Shevis have an- 
nounced the birth of Andrew Allan, born 
August 25, 1970. 

1952 

Aetna Life & Casualty promoted Varnum 
J. Abbott, Jr. to associate actuary, group 
division, in Hartford; Mr. Abbott is 
married to the former Joan Lundberg. 
Norman and Mildred VanerPol Petti- 
paw '53 are in Taipei, Taiwan with their 



27 The Alumnus 



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four children; Mr. Pettipaw has been 
Agricultural Attache to the Republic of 
China since October 1968. The Massa- 
chusetts Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany promoted Eunice Diamond Powers 
from job analyst to personnel assistant in 
the personnel department. The Travelers 
Insurance Companies in Hartford ap- 
pointed Richard C. Reeves secretary in 
the government affairs division of the 
casualty-property department. 

1953 

William E. Egan is a senior underwriter 
with the Massachusetts Mutual Life In- 
surance Company in Springfield. Maj. 
Victor H. Marcotte, the former staff 
health services administrator in the office 
of the surgeon general at Air Force head- 
quarters in Washington, D.C., was 
awarded the Meritorious Service Medal 
in Thailand. 



1954 

Maj. Wayne M. Marcotte is with the 
Air Force in Hawaii. 



1955 

Dr. Harrison F. Aldrich is practicing 
medicine in Unity, Maine, and is vice- 
chairman of the board of trustees of 
United College. Patricia Duffy Murphy 
is a substitute teacher in Virginia. The 
Air Medal was awarded to Maj. William 
E. Todt in Viet Nam for air action in 
Southeast Asia. 



1956 

Dolloff F. Bishop, chief of the Federal 
Water Quality Administration's pilot 
plant program in Washington, D.C., ad- 
dressed one of the sessions of the Water 



Pollution Control Federation Week held 
in Boston last October. The Meritorious 
Service Medal was awarded to Maj. 
James L. Coughlin for his service with 
the U.S. Army Advisory Group in Korea. 
Robert W. Tuthill has returned to UMass 
as an assistant professor in the depart- 
ment of public health; he recently re- 
ceived his doctorate in epidemiology 
from the University of North Carolina. 



1957 

The Milton Bradley Company of East 
Longmeadow elected George R. Dito- 
massi, Jr. as a division vice-president in 
charge of Lisbeth Whiting Company, 
Inc. Francis M. Dowd has been promoted 
from operation manager, discrete de- 
vices, to manager of Raytheon Com- 
pany's semiconductor division in Moun- 
tain View, California. Boston Gas pro- 
moted Paul H. McGuinness to general 
sales manager; he is married to the for- 
mer Doris Joy '56. Leonard and Lorraine 
"Pepper" Ducharme Rand are both 
teaching graduate courses in guidance 
and counseling at Ohio University; the 
couple have two girls, age 10 and 4. 



1958 

William W. Barnard, a former research 
assistant in internal medicine at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, is associate dean of 
academic affairs at Ohio Wesleyan Uni- 
versity. The Massachusetts Division of 
Fisheries and Game promoted Warren 
W. Blandin to chief of wildlife research; 
he is married to the former Joan Nelson. 
Lewis B. Green, joined the Chicopee 
Manufacturing Company, the textile 
affiliate of Johnson & Johnson, as direc- 
tor of women fabrics research at the 
Chicopee Falls plant. The executive 
officer in the mobility training depart- 



ment at the Army Ordinance Center and 
School in Maryland, Maj. Howard F. 
King, Jr. recently returned from Viet 
Nam. Ann Louise Tracy is a reading im- 
provement specialist in California. 



1959 

Maj. Paul A. Barden, u.s.a.f., a Viet Nam 
veteran, is attending the Armed Forces 
Staff College in Norfolk. Aetna Life 
& Casualty named Russell D. Burton 
an administrative assistant in the Los 
Angeles casualty and surety division 
office. William J. Connors, attorney for 
the Massachusetts Department of Youth 
Service, the state juvenile correction 
agency, is a part-time Criminal Justice 
Fellow at the Center for Criminal Justice 
at Harvard University Law School. Don- 
ald V. Marchese, as the purchasing man- 
ager at the Hampstead plant of the Black 
& Decker Manufacturing Company, is 
responsible for purchasing raw and as- 
sembly materials and for expediting 
plant traffic. Julius and Merle Horenstein 
Miller '61 have announced the birth of 
their third child, Shari Ann; Mr. Miller 
is the director of product management 
for the Continental Coffee Company, 
Food Manufacturing Division in Chi- 
cago. The Massachusetts Mutual Life 
Insurance Company promoted Charles 
H. Paradis to programming analyst in 
the electronic data processing depart- 
ment. Alan and Judith Ellison Riley '60 
announced the birth of Todd Andrew, 
born August 10, 1970; Mr. Riley is a 
TV news editor-producer with whdh 
in Boston. The IBM Corporation pro- 
moted David W. Watson to staff engi- 
neer at the systems development labora- 
tory in Kingston, New York. Carol Sac- 
cocia Wood is a grants management 
officer for h.e.w. National Institute of 
Health in Maryland. 



28 The Alumnus 

1960 

John J. Lynch is a sales manager for 
Honeywell, Inc. in California. Richard P. 
Rita Personnel System appointed E. H. 
Margolin as Vice President of Western 
Operations. Edwin D. Tomkiewicz is a 
mechanical engineer with General 
Electric. 

1961 

The Foxboro Company promoted John 
Corsi, Jr. to manager of the U.S. markets 
and engineering services department. 
The United Fruit Company appointed 
Karnig Kurkjian, Jr. as senior product 
manager for the industrial and institu- 
tional division of Chiquita Brands, Inc. 
John Wendell Long, former specialist in 
Russian history at the Manhattan School 
of Music, is an assistant professor of 
history at Rider College. The American 
Catholic Relief Services appointed James 
J. Mohan to overseas duty as a program 
assistant in Paraguay. During a four year 
association with the Peace Corps, Mr. 
Mohan had held positions in Thailand, 
Boston and Hawaii. Dr. Francis L. San- 
domierski (G) has left the University of 
Wisconsin to become an associate pro- 
fessor of mathematics at Kent State Uni- 
versity. Richard A. Wilgoren is teaching 
in the Lexington public schools. 

1962 

Dr. Mary Louise Allessio, is an assistant 
professor of biology at Rider College; 
she had formerly been at Rutgers Uni- 
versity-Newark where she was voted the 
outstanding teacher of the year for 1970. 
Patricia Louise was born January 6, 1970 
to Henry and Linda Achenbach Hannon. 
An assistant professor of history at 
Lowell Technological Institute, Joseph 
W. Lipchitz received his Ph.D. from Case 



The Classes Report 

Western Reserve last June. He is married 
to the former Martha S. Crane who is 
practicing in Tewksbury having received 
her m.d. degree from The Johns Hopkins 
University School of Medicine in 1966. 
The city manager of Auburn, Maine, 
Bernard J. Murphy, Jr., and his wife, the 
former Marjorie St. Aubin, have three 
children : Kevin Bernard, born in April 
1964; Anne Elizabeth, born in January 
1966; and Sean David, born in August 
1968. The Massachusetts Mutual Life 
Insurance Company named Arthur J. 
Stevens employment manager in the per- 
sonnel department. 

1963 

Bradley S. Bowden, an assistant profes- 
sor at Alfred University's department of 
biology, married Joan M. Rigney on 
June 21, 1969. U.S. Congressman Hast- 
ings Keith (R-Mass) appointed Francis I. 
Broadhurst as his press assistant. An 
m.b.a. candidate at Babson College, Dian 
M. Crocker is an instructor in data proc- 
essing at Grahm Junior College. Capt. 
Paul Cwiklik is in San Antonio as the 
education and training staff officer at the 
u.s.a.f. Officer Training School there. 
Capt. Cwiklik and his wife Maureen 
have three children: four-year-old Mark 
Edward, two-year-old Elizabeth, and 
Michelle Lynn, born July 29, 1970. 
Richard E. Gloth, who recently received 
his Ph.D. from UMass, is a senior re- 
search chemist with Goodyear Tire & 
Rubber Company in Akron; he and his 
wife, the former Rena Vengrow '66, have 
announced the birth of James Lawrence, 
born June 3, 1970. Dr. Ann Gustin is a 
special lecturer in psychology on the 
Regina campus of the University of Sas- 
katchewan in Canada. Capt. William J. 
Kincaid, u.s.a.f., is a B-52 navigator- 
bombardier. Last June, Rutgers awarded 
the degree of Master's in City and Re- 



gional Planning to Bruce B. McCracken; 

Mr. McCracken is married to the former 
Ann Burns. Dr. Charles H. Nelson is an 

assistant professor of biology at the 
University of Tennessee; his wife is the 
former Elaine Stribley '66. The former 
assistant counsel and assistant secretary 
for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 
Stephen A. Swartz has been elected as- 
sistant secretary of Charter New York 
Corporation. 

1964 

The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Company named William E. Car- 
ruth agency assistant in the agency 
information development department; 
the company promoted John M. Don- 
asky, Jr. to group pension consultant in 
the Cleveland group office. Charles and 
Anne Kundzicz Harrison have two chil- 
dren, Jennifer Anne and Christopher 
Brett; Mr. Harrison, who holds a Ph.D. 
in mechanical engineering from r.p.i., is 
participating in a general management 
training program for General Electric in 
New York. Kathryn Anne was born Au- 
gust 20, 1970 to Kenneth and Ruth Ryer 
Hedberg. Boston University awarded a 
Master's in Education in secondary read- 
ing education to Beverly Cohen Kaplan. 
Rosemary Seward Loveday is a financial 
planner for Palmer, Pollacchi in Boston; 
the Lovedays have a three-year-old son, 
Eric. C. C. and Edna Beighley Mitchell 
are in Oxford, Ohio where he is a mem- 
ber of the Miami University faculty 
and she is the assistant dietitian for the 
Miami University Food Services. Ivan G. 
Most has accepted a position as heat ex- 
changer engineer in General Electric's 
heat transfer products business section; 
he and his wife, the former Sue Shein- 
wald, have three children. Air Force 
Capt. Richard F. Phillips is part of an 
F-4 Phantom crew flying close air sup- 



29 The Alumnus 



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port missions out of Phu Cat Air Base. 
An education and training staff officer, 
l/Lt. Richard P. Sibley, Jr. graduated 
from the Air University's Squadron 
Officer School at Maxwell a.f.b. 

1965 

Bruce A. Baumann has been promoted 
to the rank of lieutenant in the U.S. 
Navy and is stationed at Pearl Harbor. 
Dr. Ronald O. Berger is a physician with 
the U.S. Public Health Service in Wash- 
ington, D.C. Pamela Beth was born July 
28, 1970 to Neil and Ritchie Weinberg 
Blatte; the couple also has a two-year- 
old son, Eric Paul. Thomas E. Clark is a 
special education teacher at the Residen- 
tial Treatment Center for Emotionally 
Disturbed Boys in Colorado. Barry Cop- 
pinger spent last year in Tulelake, Cali- 
fornia teaching seventh and eighth grade 
English and social studies at Newell 
School ; he and his wife, the former Mary 
Hutchinson, have two children: Brendan, 
born December 1, 1968, and Erika, born 
August 17, 1970. John W. Francisco is 
on the staff of the Wayne State Uni- 
versity College of Medicine, where he 
teaches and consults with pediatric resi- 
dents; Mr. Francisco married Linda 
Rosenberg on August 9, 1970. 
Edward W. Hanson, who completed an 
m.b.a. program at Texas Christian Uni- 
versity last May, is working as a member 
of the Humble Oil and Refining Com- 
pany's exploration and production audit 
staff; Mr. Hanson is married to the 
former Faith Henry. Purdue University 
awarded a Ph.D. in industrial psychology 
to Richard J. Klimoski last August; Mr. 
Klimoski is an assistant professor of 
psychology at Ohio State University. 
Carlton and Janice Harty Lanou an- 
nounced the birth of Karen Leslie, born 
January 27, 1970. The director at the 
North Central Arkansas Mental Health 



Clinic, Willard E. Millis, Jr. is completing 
his dissertation for the Ph.D. in clinical 
psychology at the University of Arkan- 
sas. Murty S. Parupudi (G) is working 
for the Radio Corporation of America. 
Capt. Thomas J. Rissmiller is an aircraft 
commander with the 916th Air Refueling 
Squadron. The Santa Fe Legislative Coun- 
cil employs Kathleen C. Wessman as a 
secretary. An employee of the State of 
New York Farm Employment Service, 
Delos Whitman and his wife Jeanette 
have three children. Ronald F. Wiberg, a 
Viet Nam veteran, is director of Student 
Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs at 
Massasoit Community College in West 
Bridgewater and Duxbury. 

1966 

Victor Hugo Ascolillo has been pro- 
moted to assistant professor at East 
Tennessee State University. Paul Barents 
is real estate manager for Gino's, Inc. in 
Barrington, New Jersey. He is studying 
for a master's in public administration 
at Temple University; his wife, the for- 
mer Kathy Schlothan '67, is also working 
for a master's degree, in education, while 
teaching school. A second lieutenant in 
the Vermont Air National Guard, Roger 
L. Crouse is employed by IBM in Essex 
Junction, Vermont as a senior associate 
systems analyst. Richard and Judith Dar- 
ling Cunniff announced the birth of An- 
drew William, bom July 24, 1970, and 
the adoption of Richard Michael, born 
January 17, 1970. A high school English 
teacher in West Covina, California, 
Susan B. Eustace is married to Richard 
Johnson. A missile safety officer, Capt. 
Paul J. Ferenz is a graduate of the Air 
University's Squadron Officer School at 
Maxwell a.f.b. Peter J. Hopkins spent 
two years in the Peace Corps and then 
two years at the Cornell Business School. 
Having received his m.b.a. last June, he 



is supervisor-organization development 
with Western Union in New York City. 
u.s.a.f. l/Lt. Joseph F. Keady, Jr. is a 
finance officer stationed in Thailand; he 
is married to the former Jane Meagher 
'67. After spending two years in Europe, 
Gretchen Snook is starting her second 
year as a teacher of emotionally dis- 
turbed children in Montreal; she married 
Patrick Alain Martin in Paris on June 
22, 1969. A reading specialist in the 
Deer Park public schools in New York, 
Christine R. Slifka (G) married Gary 
Sirota on August 17, 1969. 

1967 

Air Force Lt. Paul A. Amundsen was 
promoted to the rank of captain last 
June. A teacher in Colorado, Mary-Alice 
Astaldi married Alan Stewart on Feb- 
ruary 28, 1970. The University of New 
Hampshire awarded a Master of Educa- 
tion in Counseling degree to Robin J. 
Avery, who is pursuing further graduate 
study at u.n.h. on an assistantship. The 
Air Force presented Capt. Raymond M. 
Bennert with his second through tenth 
awards of the Air Medal for air action 
while he was stationed in Thailand. Kelly 
Lynn was born December 26, 1969 to 
Harry and Nancy Reed Bovio. Phillip G. 
Collins (G), an elementary school coun- 
selor with the Meriden, Connecticut, 
school system, has been appointed di- 
rector of the Meriden n.a.a.c.p.-y.m.c.a. 
Tutorial Program. Keith R. Ferland (G) 
is in the math department at Plymouth 
State College. The Horticultural Re- 
search Institute of Ontario employs Dr. 
Tibor Fuleki (G) as a research scientist. 
Bonnie-Lynne and Peter Gavrillen have 
a daughter, Jennif er-Susanne. Joel M. 
Hartstone is in Hartford as a member of 
the Aetna Life & Casualty law depart- 
ment and his wife, the former Ellen 
"Penni" Dorris, is teaching third grade 



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in Newington, Connecticut; last May, 
Mr. Hartstone graduated from the Cor- 
nell University Law School. W. Robert 
Keating is the program development 
specialist in the environmental program 
office of the New England Regional 
Commission. Jeffrey James was born 
April 29, 1970 to Walter and Diane 
Tourville Kwolek. After two years as a 
personnel sergeant in Oakland, Richard 
A. Lasher is in Boston working in the 
marketing department of Humble Oil & 
Refining Company. K. Robert Malone 
has been appointed Accountant of the 
College at Hampshire College. Carol E. 
Marcus is an English instructor at Bos- 
ton's Grahm Junior College. A senior 
navigator and a Viet Nam veteran, 
u.s.a.f. Maj. Robert R. Reining, Jr. (G) 
is attending the Armed Forces Staff Col- 
lege at Norfolk. Elinor J. Scott is a nurse 
at the U.S. Public Health Service Hos- 
pital in San Francisco. A transportation 
officer, u.s.a.f. l/Lt. Robert P. Shaugh- 
nessy, Jr. is stationed in Viet Nam. Ron- 
ald and Maureen Farley Sroczynski '68 
have a son, Michael Eric, born in Sep- 
tember 1969; Mr. Sroczynski is teaching 
school in Rehoboth while working on 
his master's in guidance at Bridgewater 
State College. 

1968 

Ronald and Ellen Burke Cappetelli have 
a daughter, Gina, born in February 1970. 
Donald T. Carlson has returned after 
fourteen months in Viet Nam and is now 
working in Connecticut. Robert and Joan 
Foley Carlson have a son, Michael, born 
in December 1969. The chief dietitian at 
Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, 
Janet E. Caroprese married Raymond 
Milici on October 17, 1970. Last June, 
Rutgers awarded an m.b.a. to Kenneth 
L. Chute. Plymouth State College ap- 
pointed Normand H. Cote (G) as an as- 



sistant professor of mathematics. Robert 
H. Darling, Jr. is the executive director 
of the Merit International Corporation 
in Tokyo. Linda Dunay is banquet man- 
ager at Valle's Steak House in Spring- 
field. Sharon Eisenhaure Fiedler is an 
elementary teacher at the Machon School 
in Swampscott. A third year law student 
at Northwestern University, Steven B. 
Horenstein married Linda G. Stefin, who 
is teaching second grade in LaGrange, 
Illinois. John P. Kenney is in Okinawa 
doing intelligence work for the Army. 
Case Western Reserve University 
awarded a master's in sociology to Bar- 
bara E. Leary. A third class petty officer 
in the U.S. Navy, Dennis M. McKinstry 
married Carol J. Neilson '69 on July 18, 
1970; Mrs. McKinstry is teaching second 
grade in Beeville, Texas, where her hus- 
band is stationed, u.s.a.f. 2/Lt. Michael 
H. Murray is a navigator with the Tac- 
tical Air Command. Michael and Elaine 
Corsi Rakouskas '68 announced the birth 
of Michael, Jr., born July 2, 1970 ; Mr. 
Rakouskas finished active duty in the 
U.S. Navy last July, and he is now work- 
ing on a master's in public adminis- 
tration at Cornell University. Carol 
Henning Tordoff is teaching mathemat- 
ics at Northampton Junior High School; 
her husband, Donald Tordoff '65S, is a 
transfer student at UMass. 

1969 

Susan J. Aldrich is a medical staff nurse 
at the University of California Hospital 
in San Francisco. A fashion merchandis- 
ing instructor at Northampton Junior 
College, Lydia C. Battista married Rich- 
ard Setterlund '72 on August 17, 1969. 
A social worker trainee in New Hamp- 
shire, Penny E. Bearse is married to 
Benjamin F. Barnes III '64S. Arthur R. 
Bourgeois (G) is an instructor of phys- 
ical education at Plymouth State College. 



A teacher at Belknap College, Susan G. 
Carey is married to Wayne Duckworth, 
who is an attendant at the Laconia State 
School. Peter J. Ferioli is in Korea with 
the U.S. Army. The secretary to the 
president of Teachers College at Colum- 
bia University, Nancy C. Griffith is 
working for her master's in English at 
Columbia. 2/Lt. Durrell H. Johnson, Jr., 
a communications officer stationed at 
Andrews a.f.b., married Mary Ellen Mac- 
kenzie '68 on October 12, 1968. Atlas 
Chemical Industries, Inc. employs Peter 
L. LaMontagne as an application engi- 
neer in the pollution control venture de- 
partment. Airman Michael V. Leonesio 
is being trained as a medical services 
specialist. A social worker for the Mas- 
sachusetts Department of Welfare, 
Deborah R. Lipman married Alan J. 
Slobodnik on June 29, 1969. IBM Cor- 
poration announced the promotion of 
Edward M. Mackie to associate engineer 
in the Kingston, New York, systems de- 
velopment laboratory. Thomas Mason is 
a teacher in the Uxbridge schools. The 
u.s.a.f. Outstanding Unit Award was 
presented to the 3535th Navigator Train- 
ing Wing to which 2/Lt. Myles J. Mc- 
Ternan, Jr. belongs. Cathy D. Nutter is 
working for the National Institute of 
Health in Bethesda. A second lieutenant 
in the Air Force, Edward R. Pellegri, Jr. 
is receiving pilot training. Lt. Robert 
Singleton is the claims officer in the real 
estate branch of the Walla Walla Wash- 
ington District Corps of Engineers and 
his wife, the former Joyce Harvey, is 
director of public relations and publica- 
tions at Walla Walla Community Col- 
lege. A physical education teacher, Paula 
M. Smith married Francis Larrivee '67S 
on July 12, 1969. Ronald L. Stevens, a 
teacher at Hull High School, is married 
to Marion L. Balbach '68. A personnel 
assistant for the Bank of California, 
Marcia M. Taylor married James R. 



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The Classes Report 



Cavanagh on June 14, 1969. u.s.a.f. Air- 
man Stephen F. Taylor is receiving train- 
ing in accounting and finance. 

1970 

Kenneth P. Barclay (G) has been ap- 
pointed business manager at Haley & 
Aldrich, Inc. of Cambridge, a consulting 
soil engineering firm. The Eastern Pub- 
lic Radio Network named Brian Benlif er 
as its network coordinator; a former staff 
member of wfcr, Mr. Benlif er had pro- 
duced "Underground Press Review" and 
"Countdown to Death." 

Marriages 

Bettina Hollis Powell '53 to John Hane- 
man, Jr., July 1970. Michael L. Ferber 
'56 to Carolyn Avila Quinn, August 22, 
1970. Judith A. Goodell '62 to David A. 
Rock, October 12, 1968. Marianne B. 
Cyran '63 to Philip Young, July 11, 1970. 
Dorothy E. Barnes '64 to Theodore R. 
Northrop, September 5, 1970. Linda 
Myers '64 to David Heller, June 22, 

1968. Sylvia J. Piantoni '64 to Laurence 
Adams. Vera P. Crowell '65 to James L. 
Robichaud, February 17, 1968. Roberta 
L. Oaks '65 to Kenneth E. George. Judith 
Stevens '65 to Kent D. Johnson, Decem- 
ber 23, 1967. Carol Ann Viens '65 to 
Jeffrey K. Abrams, June 29, 1970. Carol 
E. Atwood '66 to James Forsythe, Jan- 
uary 18, 1969. Diane C. DelGenio '66 to 
Robert D. Goode. Aris G. Kalpakgian '66 
to Nancy E. Hoyer. Dennis Lunsford '66 
to Lorraine A. Niemyski '66, May 31, 

1969. Susan R. Bailey '67 to David W. 
Tubbs. James H. Faler '67 to Bonnie L. 
Cooper '68, June 30, 1968. Janis A. 
Farren '67 to Harold W. Attridge, Jr. 
Barbara L. Fultz '67 to Donald Strom, 
June 28, 1969. Richard B. Jacobs '67 to 
Ilene J. Brenner '69. Donna J. Leach '67 
to David Gibbs. Joan P. Paksarian '67 to 



Larry Kerpelman. Nancy E. Smale '67 to 
John F. Kennedy, September 1967. Jose- 
phine B. Cohn '68 to Johnathan Kendall. 
Elizabeth B. Ely '68G to R. S. Potter. 
Sherry A. Gilman '68 to Raymond 
Spaulding. James E. Girotti '68 to Linda 
S. McDonough '68. Judith A. Holloway 
'66 to Nelson Horn '68. Mary- Justine 
Lanyon '68 to Catello Battinelli. David J. 
Waltzman '68 to Susan W. Snell '69, 
June 1969. Alvin Ross Anderson '69 to 
Donna J. Frew '69. David L. Barclay '69 
to Anne Pazurchek '69, August 29, 1970. 
Charles L. Flink '69 to Susan C. Broder- 
ick '68, August 16, 1970. Susan A. 
Kaplan '69 to William Checchi, Novem- 
ber 1969. Martin J. Tabasky '69 to Char- 
lene E. Peters '71, May 20, 1970. 



Obituaries 

Dr. Marcus T. Smulyan '09 died Feb- 
ruary 7, 1970. Dr. Smulyan was an ento- 
mologist and a resident of Melrose for 
several years. 

Henry L. Holland '12 died July 22, 1970. 
He retired in 1961 as an analytical chem- 
ist with the American Agricultural 
Chemical Company, Carteret, where he 
was employed forty-six years. His wife 
and four daughters survive him. 

Robert B. Gibbs, who attended m.a.c. 
with the Class of '15, died June 11, 1970. 

Alfred "Allie" Emerson Wilkins '15 died 
September 5, 1970. A retired dock super- 
intendent for Revere Sugar Refinery, he 
was a member of the Revere Quarter 
Century Club, the American Legion, and 
the Bear Hill Golf Club. His wife, a 
daughter, a sister and three grandchil- 
dren survive him. 

Carlton M. Gunn '16 died September 17, 
1970, after a short illness. A life-long 
resident of Sunderland where he main- 



tained a large herd of Holstein cattle, he 
was active in civic affairs and served as 
town moderator and chairman of the fin- 
ance committee. He was also a post- 
master of the Sunderland Grange. Mr. 
Gunn is survived by his wife and 
two sons. 

H. Gleason Mattoon '16 died August 
31, 1970. Devoting himself to abori- 
culture, he was editor of "Horticultural 
Magazine" and was the author of many 
books and articles. After his retirement, 
he continued to write a syndicated col- 
umn on gardening published in a num- 
ber of newspapers, including the Boston 
Herald. His two sons survive him. 

H. Prescott Boyce '17 died September 4, 
1970 at the age of 77. A leader in Wake- 
field social and civic activities for almost 
half a century, he had retired in 1958 
after having served as head of the ac- 
counting department of Brown Brothers 
Harriman & Company, a private Boston 
banking firm. A Mason and Past Master 
of Gold Rule Lodge, a.f. & a.m., he had 
been honored by two testimonial din- 
ners in Wakefield : the first, in 1934, as 
retiring president of the "9.29ers"; the 
second, in 1960, for his church, y.m.c.a., 
and other activities. A stamp collector, 
he was a member of several philatelic 
societies. Mr. Boyce had been honorary 
chairman of the East Middlesex Associa- 
tion for Retarded Children fund drive. 
He is survived by his wife, two daugh- 
ters, a brother, five grandchildren, and 
a great grandchild. 

Brooks F. Jakeman '20 died June 12, 1970. 
He had been Northeast District Man- 
ager for the Cherry Burrell Corporation 
for over thirty-five years and, in 1955, 
was named an honorary member of the 
University's Dairy Club. His wife, two 
sons, a brother and two sisters survive 
him. 



32 The Alumnus 



The Classes Report 



John B. Faneuf '23 died May 30, 1970 
in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He is survived 
by his wife. 

Raymond H. Otto '26 died this fall in 
Northampton. Head of the University's 
department of landscape architecture for 
thirty-one years, he retired in 1969. 
During his chairmanship, the depart- 
ment became accredited by the American 
Society of Landscape Architects. Pro- 
fessor Otto introduced city planning on 
the University campus, and he was chair- 
man of the campus planning board and 
a member of the Amherst planning board 
for several years. Former Governor 
Volpe appointed him to the State Board 
of Registration of Landscape Architec- 
ture, and he had recently received a cita- 
tion from Governor Sargent for his work 
with students. He was a registered land- 
scape architect in Connecticut, a mem- 
ber of the American Society of Landscape 
Architects, and a member of the Amer- 
ican Civic and Planning Association. 
His wife, a son and a sister survive him. 

Robert B. Tucker '31 died May 7, 1970. 

Isaac M. Arenberg '36 died April 25, 
1970 of a heart attack. He had operated 
one of the largest school bus systems in 
southeastern Massachusetts, as well as 
the family cranberry bogs in Rochester. 
He is survived by three daughters and 
a granddaughter. 

John L. McConchie '36 died September 
13, 1970 at the age of 62. Illness forced 
his retirement as president of the Kendall 
Company last April, after thirty-four 
years with the firm. He had been elected 
president of the health products com- 
pany in 1968, and was named chief exec- 
utive officer in April 1969. An accom- 
plished public speaker, Mr. McConchie 
lectured and wrote on marketing topics. 
He had been president of his class at the 
Harvard Business School's Advanced 



Management Program, and a member 
of the UMass Associate Alumni board of 
directors. Until his illness, he had been a 
member of the board of the First Na- 
tional Bank of Boston, had served on the 
executive committee of the National As- 
sociation of Finishers of Textile Fabrics, 
and on the General Arbitration Council 
of the Textile Industry. His wife, three 
sons, and three grandchildren survive 
him. 

Harold A. Midgley, Jr. '36 died May 
26,1970. 

Urbano C. Pozzani '43 died July 8, 1970 
of a heart attack. He had received an 
m.s. in biochemistry from m.s.c. in 1945, 
and then went to the University of Ro- 
chester to work on the Manhattan Proj- 
ect. In 1946 he joined the staff of the 
Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh as a toxi- 
cologist, working under one of Union 
Carbide's Chemical Hygiene Fellow- 
ships. He rose to the rank of Senior Fel- 
low, and was a member of Sigma Xi, the 
American Chemical Society, the Pitts- 
burgh Chemist Club, the Society of 
Toxicology, and other professional 
organizations. He is survived by his wife, 
Marguerite Merritt '45, three daughters, 
two grandchildren, his father, and a 
sister. 

John Henry Phillips Rodda III '51 died 
February 8, 1970. 

Emily Wheeler Harland '52, died Sep- 
tember 3, 1970 in a car accident. The 
daughter of a one-time UMass faculty 
member, she is survived by her parents, 
her husband, five children and a brother. 



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however, reserve the right to shorten or 
edit information for publication when- 
ever necessary. Please send address 
changes and other correspondence to 
Katie S. Gillmor, Editor, The Alumnus, 
Associate Alumni, University of 
Massachusetts 01002. 



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Campus Calendar 






Concerts and Theatre 


Varsity Sports 


WRESTLING: 


Lasalle String Quartet, December 9 


basketball: 


vs. Harvard, December 16 


Dave von Ronk, December 12 


vs. New Hampshire, December 12 


vs. Springfield, February 2 


Symphony Orchestra, December 16 


vs. A. I.C., December 18 


GYMNASTICS: 


"The Clouds," December 16-19 


vs. Hof stra, December 22 


vs. Army, December 19 
vs. Syracuse, January 29 


Christmas Concert, December 20 


vs. Fordham, January 27 


Roister Doisters, February 3-6 


vs. Northeastern, January 30 


vs. Springfield, February 12 


Faculty Recital, February 7 

Boston Philharmonia, February 9 & 10 


vs. Iona, February 4 
vs. Vermont, February 6 


vs. Temple, February 27 


Tel Aviv String Quartet, February 17 


vs. Boston College, February 9 


HOCKEY : 


The Open Theatre, February 18-20 


vs. Connecticut, February 13 


vs. Middlebury, December 11 


Faculty Recital, February 24 


vs. Rhode Island, February 19 


vs. A. I.C., December 15 


Gary Burton Quartet, February 26 & 27 


vs. Maine, February 20 . 
vs. Syracuse, February 22 


vs. Norwich, December 18 
vs. Connecticut, February 10 


Herter Gallery Exhibits 

Early American Art, December 




vs. Amherst, February 17 
vs. Boston State, February 20 


Leonardo da Vinci, January 






Acquisitions 1969-70, February 













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In This Issue 

The Cover 

Larry Frates, a master's degree candidate in 
the School of Education, drew this composite 
of President Wood's investiture. Larry's 
drawings also appear on pages 11 and 19. 

Tradition will not Suffice 

In an austere ceremony on December 9, Robert 
Coldwell Wood officially became the Univer- 
sity's seventeenth president. In his speech, 
reprinted on page 3, he delineates his plans 
for the future. 

A Day in the Life 

Dwight Allen, the dynamic Dean of the School 
of Education, was shadowed one day, and the 
results are recounted on page 9. Unfortunately, 
the reporter was unable to match Allen's 
stamina, so this chronicle only follows his 
activities from 6 a.m. to 6 P.M. 

The City/The Arts 

The work of two of the School of Education's 
Centers are presented: "In the Heart of the 
Inner City," (a program of the Center for 
Urban Education), on page 15; and "Fostering 
Learning Through the Arts," (an overview of 
the Center for the Study of Aesthetics in 
Education), on page 18. 

Letters page 1 

On Campus page 20 

A Rink would be Icing page 24 

From the Sidelines page 26 

Comment on the Conference page 27 

Club Calendar page 27 

The Classes Report page 29 



Letters 



Kudos 

I just wanted you to know the new format for 
The Alumnus is really fine. Congratulations! 

Robert cope, Assistant Professor of 

Higher Education 

University of Washington 

I've nothing but the highest praise for the new 
look and wish you the best of luck in soliciting 
good copy. I get two other good alumni maga- 
zines — The Johns Hopkins Magazine and the 
Columbia University Forum. Hopkins is begin- 
ning to charge subscriptions and the Forum is 
going out of business unless some fairy god- 
fathers come to its rescue. So your thrust into 
quality brings with it some risks. I also get the 
Ohio State magazine which is big and fat and 
ought to be much better. But to get it you've 
got to contribute and thus mark yourself as a 
paid in full member of the alumni association. 

WIL LEPKOWSKI '56 

McGraw-Hill Publications 
Washington News Bureau 

"Hey, that's pretty damn good — for any 
magazine!" 

Congratulations on another milestone for 
The Alumnus — it must certainly rank now as 
one of the top alumni magazines in the nation. 
(The only reason I don't say the top is so you'll 
still have something to strive for.) You have 
certainly captured the style, scope and excite- 
ment that befit the University. 

RAYMOND G. HEWITT '66 

Director of Research 
New England Board 
of Higher Education 

I want to express my appreciation for the 
attractive "clothing" in which my article was 
clothed in the October/November issue of The 
Alumnus. In fact, the entire magazine begs 
j to be read because of the way it is put together. 
Congratulations on this new and useful 
effort. 

john foster, Director 

Center for International 

Agricultural Studies 



May I take just a moment of your time to 
compliment you and Mr. Hendel on an 
extraordinary first effort in terms of the new 
Alumnus. Since I did my graduate work at 
Yale, I also receive the Yale Alumnus and I 
must say that in one leap you have equalled 
their very fine efforts. 

THOMAS KERRIGAN '65 

Assistant to the Director 
Brooklyn Academy of Music 

It Stinks 

In my class of 1924 was a John Fenton. Is he 
the author of the article in the October/ 
November Alumnus, his son, or no relation? 
His article and one on Vic Fusia were good; 
the rest of the issue stinks. 

E. G. GOLDSMITH '24 

Fort Myers, Florida 
Ed. The John Fenton who wrote a "A Critical 
Approach to the Strike" is not a UMass 
alumnus. 

More Gown than Town 

Just received the October/November issue of 
The Alumnus. Congratulations! The new 
format is great. It is easy to read, and the 
photographs and articles about our fellow 
alumni and their activities in the world are 
most commendable. I always enjoy reading 
about campus life, too. Scenes of campus 
buildings and students reflect our changing 
world. Since I grew up in Amherst, between 
1917 and 1935, the "town and gown" history 
has really changed. My home was at Anoatok 
Jersey Farm which is now to become a new 
"Country Club" in South Amherst. Now with 
the third college being built just to the south, 
it looks as if the "Gown" has taken over 
the Town! 

GEORGE WALKER SIMMONS, JR. '35 

Chief, Planning and Codes Section 

H.U.D., 

San Antonio, Texas 

The Spirit of Gene, Not Joe 

As a faculty member and an alumnus, I feel it 
my duty to comment on the two accounts in 
the October/November Alumnus of the "strike" 
last May. Because of Mr. Barber's low-key 
approach, readers without first hand knowledge 
may be more impressed by Mr. Fenton's pic- 
turesque account of the University being 
assaulted by an incendiary mob of students, 



before whom the administration and the faculty 
senate are crouching in craven surrender, 
despite the ringing exhortation of those who 
would have preferred to defy the rabble and 
if necessary endure martyrdom in defense 
of an ikon that they have chosen to label 
"academic freedom." 

Obviously Mr. Fenton and I have different 
ideas about the relation between a university 
and the society of which it is a part. My con- 
cern here, however is with facts; for the 
outlines of the real situation on the UMass 
campus in May of 1970 are all but indiscernible 
beneath the heavy emotional overlay of 
Mr. Fenton's picture. 

Perhaps the upsetting incidents that Mr. 
Fenton heard about (and 7 did not), and which 
he recounts with evident relish, actually did 
occur. Among nineteen thousand students, it 
would be surprising if there were not a dozen 
or two whose emotional stability was shattered 
by the invasion of Cambodia and the killing of 
students at Kent and Jackson. And it is cer- 
tainly true, in my judgment, that one or two 
situations on this campus might have led to 
violence if the administration, supported by the 
faculty senate and by the students and faculty 
on the strike steering committee, had been 
less cool-headed in handling them. 

But the fact remains that there was no 
physical violence and no deliberate destruction 
of property. (Painting of symbols and slogans 
on buildings ceased when students realized the 
cost of removing them.) The majority of stu- 
dents devoted themselves with intense serious- 
ness to the "workshops" on current social and 
political issues that largely replaced regular 
classes during the last few days of the semester. 
The spirit of McCarthyism did indeed reign 
on campus — but it was the spirit of Gene and 
not of Joe. 

These are the facts, and I urge UMass alumni 
to face them with hope and not with fear. 
I also urge them to listen to the voice of reason, 
as it is heard in Mr. Barber's essay, and to 
reject the rhetoric of unreason, whether it 
comes from the right, from the left, or from 
Mr. Fenton. 

ELLSWORTH BARNARD '28 

Professor of English 
University of Massachusetts 

The Avowed Purpose 

The new Alumnus has just arrived and upon 
reading it, I have a few comments that I wish 



to pass on to you. The effort to improve the 
magazine is the most commendable single 
proposition in a long time and congratulations 
to you and your staff. 

The content, while excellent as individual 
effort, strikes me in this fashion— I really care 
about what is new at the U. of Mass. in terms 
of new or old everything. It's really a city of 
19,000 people and cities of 19,000 people have 
enough news to fill a daily paper let alone a 
periodical. Therefore, information or articles 
about hunger, rice in Indonesia and dreadful 
pictures of youngsters starving aren't needed in 
an alumni magazine. I get it night and day on 
television, radio, etc., etc. Please restrict the 
many excellent topics to those relating to the 
University. There is plenty there: pictures, new 
professors, curriculum, social activities, indi- 
vidual meritorious efforts, etc. 

Most important, however, to me and to most 
alumni, is information about classmates, what 
are they doing, where are they. We must have 
many extraordinary achievements by our 
alumni that are being kept a secret, while other 
colleges are daily advising the world and 
extolling the virtues of their own. 

The Alumnus would better serve the alumni 
by devoting twelve additional pages to alumni 
notes or the like, rather than to international 
problems of the world, which while noble, is not 
the avowed purpose of an alumni magazine. 

HENRY L. SHENSKY '50 

Windsor, Connecticut 

The editor's reply: 

Your letter touched on a basic philosophical 
question: "The avowed purpose of an alumni 
magazine." My ideas are evolving, and I don't 
want to suggest that the content of The 
Alumnus will continue to occasionally range 
far afield, but at this point I would disagree 
with you. An alumni magazine is more than a 
window on the University and more than a 
vehicle for keeping alumni informed about 
their classmates' activities. Both these functions 
are essential, of course, but the magazine has 
a further responsibility. In my opinion, it ought 
to also be a source of intellectual stimulation 
for its readers, a continuation of their univer- 
sity experience. 

I do agree with you that the most important 
part of the magazine is "The Classes Report." 
We have always printed every smidgen of 
class notes that come our way, and we hope 
that the magazine's new format will entice 
people to keep us better informed. 



Tackling Problems 

I have noticed with great interest and appre- 
ciation that each issue of The Alumnus tackles 
in depth and with objectivity a current social 
problem in our society. The October/November 
1970 issue is superb. 

ALLAN R. WALKER 

Director of Alumni Relations 
American International College 

Responding to Change 

With the arrival of each Alumnus I mean to 
write to register my support for the con- 
structive steps which the University is taking 
towards making an education at UMass a 
stimulating experience. The University, in con- 
trast to many others, seems to be responding 
quite appropriately to the cries for change. I 
only regret that during my days in Amherst 
I tolerated academic and administrative 
bureaucracy without complaint. 

WILLARD E. MILLIS, JR. '65 
Newport, Arkansas 

Convenience Over Style 

Congratulations. You have made The Alumnus 
a wholly new, interesting and attractive maga- 
zine. The unique format will, as you noted, 
provide great flexibility. 

Sincerely, I wish you success in getting 
more news of former students, be they gradu- 
ates or nongraduates. 

May I remind you that some of us have short 
memories and for us it would be more con- 
venient if a footnote for each article told of the 
author and not make us turn back to the inside 
of the front cover. Yes, I know this would 
mess up the general format, but which is more 
important, "style" or "reader's convenience"? 
e. j. rowell '24 
Kennebunkport, Maine 

Setting the Record Straight 

In the recent past, a number of people have 
taken the Yankee Conference Formula to task 
as limiting the quality of our football program. 
Let's set the record straight! At this time, the 
Formula serves as a philosophical boundary 
condition but does not, in practice, limit our 
financial aid program. During the 1969-70 
academic year, for instance, we were able to 
finance only 85% of the financial aid in football 
and basketball that the Formula permits. 



To finance our assistance programs, we rely 
on a subsidy from (1) the vending machine 
program, and (2) gate receipts and guarantees 
from athletic contests. The former is a fixed 
amount, and the latter has been decreasing. 
Alumni and friends can help us improve the 
quality of all areas of intercollegiate athletics 
by increasing support through: attendance at 
games, both home and away; and designating 
that contributions to the Associate Alumni 
be used specifically for financial assistance 
to athletes. 

Today we need more money — not a more 
liberal Formula. 

GEORGE R. RICHASON, JR. 'j7 

Chairman, University 
Athletic Council 

In Memorlam Fund 

You and your readers might be interested to 
know that the Otto family established the 
Raymond H. Otto Library Fund for the Depart- 
ment of Landscape Architecture in memory 
of Ray. 

As one who worked with Ray for many 
years, I can think of no finer tribute to a man 
who gave so freely of himself to both his 
students and his job. 

PAUL N. PROCOPIO 

Acting Head, Department of 
Landscape Architecture 



Where are you going? 
What are you doing? 
What are you thinking? 

Please keep in touch. We print all the class 
notes we receive and many letters to the editor. 
We must, however, reserve the right to shorten 
or edit information for publication whenever 
necessary. Please send address changes and 
other correspondence to Mrs. Katie Gillmor, 
Editor, The Alumnus, Associate Alumni, 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01002. 



Tradition Will 
Not Suffice 



"How do we build the public 
university of the future, not the 
public university of the 50s?" 



Pomp and circumstance, both the trappings 
and the tune, were absent from the investi- 
; ture of Dr. Robert Coldwell Wood as the 
seventeenth president of the University 
of Massachusetts. At 10:45 A - M - on 
December 9, seventeen men in academic 
robes filed onto a stage in a Boston hotel 
ballroom. The small orchestra, which had 
been entertaining the hundreds of patiently 
waiting students, faculty, legislators and 
alumni, was silent. There was momentary 
confusion — seventeen armchairs had been 
arranged in such a tight semi-circle that it 
was impossible for the men to get from 
behind the chairs, where the seating order 
was indicated, into the center of the stage 
to take their seats. The difficulty was over- 
come, and the brief ceremony began. The 
Star Spangled Banner was followed by an 
address by Governor Francis Sargent. Then 
President Wood spoke to the audience: 

We are together today for purposes of 
continuity, commitment, and celebration. 

We affirm the continuity of three tradi- 
tions: a tradition of scholarship that goes 
back seven centuries to the medieval uni- 
versity; a tradition of public education that 
was written into the constitution of Massa- 
chusetts in 1780; and a tradition of service 
that was central to the origins of this 
University in 1863. 

These traditions are our strength and 
salvation. And it is deeply in my nature to 
preserve and cherish them. 

In this time, however, preservation is not 



the only task and tradition does not suffice. 
Indeed, it is open season on established 
mores, and the sacred cows of the campus — 
including university presidents — are being 
served up regularly for lunch. Higher edu- 
cation is being asked to defend its processes, 
its standards, its entire rationale. 

Combatting the educational establish- 
ment can be a healthy exercise, so long as 
the weapons are those appropriate to an 
academic community. Recent changes in 
UMass campus life and governance are — 
in the main — entirely sensible and prob- 
ably overdue. 

But most of the changes that have re- 
sulted from the turmoil and agitation of the 
past few years — not only at this University 
but across the country — are largely marginal 
and incremental : a pass fail option, a few 
urban courses, a black studies program. 

I think, and the trustees think, the time 
has come to undertake more systematic 
changes. How do we build the public uni- 
versity of the future and not the public 
university of the 50s? What should the 
future university teach? How should we 
organize the university and its resources? 
What should it look like? 

These are the questions that intrigue and 
trouble me, the trustees, the chancellors 
and the deans. Each month we are asked to 
review the plans for another carefully 
designed building — representing a major 
capital investment, based on certain educa- 
tional premises, but destined to be part of 
our scene for 50 years or more. Next spring 
we will be asked to act on tenure for faculty 
members who will still be teaching in the 
year 2000 and whose students will be 
running this state well beyond that. 

If we don't try consciously to shape the 
University's future, the pressures of growth 
will shape it for us. And we will replicate 
the past. 

It is my conviction that new patterns, 
new models must be found for University 
education in the Commonwealth. Our 
liberal arts education derives from the days 
of Cardinal Newman and the idea of train- 
ing for a leisure class. The language re- 
quirement — recently under siege on the 



Boston campus — can be seen as a remnant 
of the conviction that no gentleman should 
be ignorant of Latin and Greek. Similarly, 
our sometime preoccupation with graduate 
students and graduate schools comes from 
a venerable tradition of scholarly elitism 
that is now in sharp collision with the harsh 
facts of supply and demand. 

Despite our 107 years, this is a youthful 
University; the Medical School is training 
its first 16 doctors; the ground — or the 
compacted trash if you will — has just been 
broken at the Boston campus; Amherst is 
growing like an adolescent. And I am the 
first president of the University since the 
establishment of the three campus system 
with responsibility for development and 
management on a university-wide basis. 

We can understand, withstand and profit 
from an identity crisis. 

With the support and encouragement of 
the trustees, I propose to structure a serious 
effort to discover what the future University 
of Massachusetts can and should be. To 
begin this process, the trustees will be meet- 
ing informally toward the end of this month 
— at some cost to their holiday plans — for 
a two-day policy review that will go 
on continually. 

As a major source of help, perspective 
and guidance in our endeavors, I am today 
appointing a President's Committee on the 
Future University under the chairmanship 
of Vernon Alden, chairman of the board of 
the Boston Company, and distinguished 
former president of Ohio University. 
Mr. Alden and his committee members — 
representing students and faculties of the 
three campuses, the alumni, the public, 
labor and business, the professions, and the 
academic community both within and out- 
side of the state — and will report to me and 
to the Board by the end of next summer. 
I think you will agree this committee is an 
extraordinary assemblage of talent and 
knowledge and creativity. 

The committee will listen to those who 
know this University best — the students, 
the faculties, the deans. They will listen to 
our legislators and citizens who have a just 
concern with how the Commonwealth edu- 



cates its children. They will explore new 
ideas now floating around the educational 
community and identify the ones on which 
we should be working. I intend to listen to 
the committee members as well as with 
them, and I am deeply grateful they are 
willing to take on this assignment. Respon- 
sibility for considering and acting on their 
recommendations rests, as always, with the 
trustees of the University. 

While we await the work of the com- 
mittee and the emergence of some consensus 
on the future University, I would like to 
share with you three of my predispositions 
regarding university education. 

First, I am predisposed to the old-fash- 
ioned idea of pluralism in education as in 
politics. Contemporary theories to the 
contrary, I aspire to no monolithic establish- 
ment, no rule by any elite, or counter- 
elite, no single pattern of institutional 
excellence. Within the universe of higher 
education there are a variety of valid tasks 
to be performed that demand the very best 
of human wit, and energy and will. The idea 
that you're either Harvard or a trade 
school has had no real foundation since the 
emergence of the great public universities of 
the West and Midwest. It is completely 
gone today. 

Excellence in informing and enriching 
society comes under many different educa- 
tional guises. Within this University, it is 
important for each campus to find its par- 
ticular identity and contribution. And even 
on a single campus, I would favor great 
latitude for individual preference as to 
program content and learning schedules. 
The most recent report of the Carnegie 
Commission on Higher Education identifies 
a national need to expand these options : for 
deferring college after high school; for en- 
tering career and apprenticeship programs 
rather than a university; for changing 
career directions in school; for returning to 
school in middle age. We want to weigh 
each of these options carefully at the 
University of Massachusetts. 

My second predisposition is toward 
utility. In this credential society, our uni- 
versities have become the great certifiers of 



employability for the young. I believe we 
owe them the substance as well as the 
certificate. 

Most of traditional education is really a 
preparation for graduate work. Graduate 
study may be an excellent exercise but it 
inevitably prolongs the time of training and 
narrows the range of career choice by em- 
phasizing teaching and the established 
professions. Today only about 5% of the 
average UMass freshman class — 15% of 
the seniors — enter graduate school. Our 
primary job, for the next few years at any 
rate, is not so much to concentrate on 
graduate education for its own sake, but to 
ensure that it helps the bulk of our students 
who won't experience it directly. 

In brief, this means an educational pro- 
gram in which graduate work enriches the 
undergraduate experience and is not under- 
taken indiscriminately. Because knowledge 
is the basis of utility, the University's own 
graduate program is essential to continued 
quality in our undergraduate teaching. And 
where we go forward with graduate work, 
we should never settle for second place. 
But I am inclined toward research that will 
actually solve problems and toward educa- 
tion that really helps the student concerned. 

Seventy-five per cent of our students 
come from families earning less than 
$15,000 a year and at least half are the first 
generation in their families to go to college. 
Only half can depend on family funds to 
finance their education and the rest depend 
on employment, personal savings, loans and 
scholarships. These students are in school 
at some sacrifice and they are there — at 
least in large part — to expand their career 
choices and their job opportunities. 

Too many of them work hard to get 
B.A.'s in psychology or American history or 
Greek literature or even political science 
only to discover that a degree at that level 
just isn't worth much on the job market. 
I'm sure we can do more in counseling and 
perhaps in departmental candor. Some 
sophisticated market analysis could tell us a 
lot about employment opportunities for our 
graduates. But the real challenge comes in 
bringing the University and the real world 



"I am concerned about the absorp- 
tion as well as the production of 
knowledge. In field after field, the 
knowledge we have has outrun 
our ability to use it and our will- 
ingness to pay what it costs." 



together in new ways so that students be- 
come aware of society's needs and capable 
of responding to them. 

One promising way of going about this — 
and this is my third and final predisposition 
of the morning — is through the service 
function of the University. I am concerned 
about the absorption as well as the produc- 
tion of knowledge. In field after field, the 
knowledge we have has outrun our ability 
to use it and our willingness to pay what it 
costs. Dramatic new designs for housing 
have not yet sheltered the poor. New tech- 
nology in transportation does not now 
relieve congestion on city streets. New 
medical advances are still too often re- 
stricted to the knowledgeable, the rich, or 
the welfare patient. 

The knowledge and skills that exist in 
this University are among the state's great 
natural resources. The Commonwealth has 
a right to that knowledge and to those 
skills. They represent opportunities to bring 
about not only incremental improvements 
in the environment but institutional change. 

Both the nation and the University com- 
munity have been in a period of what might 
be called a volunteeristic approach to 
change: from paint-ins in Harlem to Earth 
Day on the campus. These exercises owe 
much in spirit to the inspired use of non- 
violent resistance to destroy the remnants of 
public segregation in the south. But as 



applied to the stickier dilemmas of how to 
end the war, preserve the city, or upgrade 
the environment, this approach hasn't 
really worked. 

I am persuaded that the real hope for 
change lies in an institutional approach. 
The University as an institution that repre- 
sents both knowledge and change can work 
with other institutions that need knowledge 
and are receptive to change. This process — 
properly undertaken — can feed back to and 
strengthen the University's own educational 
and research capacities. And we begin to 
move forward . . . 

I don't want to overstate the case. The 
scientist as miracle worker is in disrepute — 
and any university professor will follow suit 
if we expect miracles. We are talking about 
complex and subtle relationships and about 
solution-resistant problems. 

But we are also on the threshold of a 
period of other opportunities. As the war 
draws to an end and the national economy 
begins to adapt to peacetime requirements, 
we have already begun to see a liberation 
of manpower capable of effective applica- 
tion to domestic social problems. By working 
with public agencies to define critical issues 
and develop realistic proposals, the Univer- 
sity can play a major role in assuring that 
this capability is not wasted. Let me tell 
you about some of the ways in which we 
have already begun to move in this direction. 

First, this state's minor economic miracle 
in cranberry culture and cooperative mar- 
keting owes much to the work of the 
University's historic centers of service: the 
Agricultural Extension Service and the 
Agricultural Experiment Station. Both the 
College of Agriculture and its related insti- 
tutions are now moving into new areas of 
assistance. In one county the extension 
service is working on the drug problem and 
another has home economists working in 
three public housing projects. Several have 
organized family affairs trouble-shooting 
units. Dean Spielman is very interested in 
bringing the assets of the college to bear on 
consumer protection, environmental and 
land use problems. 

Second, for five years the Amherst 



faculty has been engaged in a joint effort 
with the Belchertown State School for the 
mentally retarded led by Professor Benjamin 
Ricci. Special problems of helping retarded 
children and adults — from diet to the re- 
design of recreational equipment — have been 
tackled by faculty and students from the 
departments of nutrition, biochemistry, 
physical education, engineering, economics, 
and education. We want this program to 
be supported and expanded. 

Third, the Boston campus is working with 
Model Cities to help in mathematics pro- 
grams. Boston has also begun "The Library 
and the City Child" — the first step to an 
urban library program. 

Fourth, we are developing a joint research 
proposal with Commissioner Milton Green- 
blatt and the Department of Mental Health 
looking to the decentralization of the de- 
partment's service delivery system. This 
joint endeavor could produce not only 
organizational and procedural recommen- 
dations for the department but proposals 
as to how the University might organize 
educational and training programs in man- 
agement, clinical service, and community 
participation. This can be the work of our 
new Institute for Governmental Affairs. 

Fifth, we are working with Public Health 
Commissioner Alfred Frechette on a child 
health study centered in Worcester and Fal- 
mouth. This state is a leader in public 
health and medicine, but the sobering fact 
is that one-third of our 19 year olds can't 
pass the routine army physical. 

Next we are getting together with Sheriff 
John Buckley of Middlesex County to work 
in the correctional area. 

Seventh, the Labor Relations Research 
Center and the Institute of Labor Affairs are 
performing a number of services for the 
labor movement including consulting on 
contract problems, training for union leader- 
ship, and the development of special courses 
in the area of labor education. 

Eighth, the two year old center for busi- 
ness and economic research in the business 
school has been conducting a series of 
studies relating to the economic development 
of Springfield. I hope this can be the foun- 



dation for broader efforts in the conversion 
process. For as this nation moves toward 
peace, we must be sure that our state re- 
source of highly trained manpower is 
not lost. 

As I said, these are just beginnings. But 
the excitement is there. I am very much 
aware that any consideration of university 
service must build on a basic "good neigh- 
bor" policy with regard to the neighbor- 
hoods and communities in which university 
facilities are located : Amherst, Worcester, 
Waltham, and — most particularly — Savin 
Hill and Columbia Point. What with the 
competition for space and differences in 
priorities, we can hardly expect these rela- 
tionships to be without tension. But I can 
promise that the University will continue 
and accelerate its efforts begun by Chan- 
cellor Broderick to take an active and 
positive role in resolving these tensions 
in ways that respect the interests of the 
community involved. 

I emphasize Savin Hill and Columbia 
Point both because they are our newest 
neighbors and because I want to make quite 
clear that we are in the new Boston campus 
to stay. In fact the first contracts for driving 
piles are now being signed. I feel certain 
that our new facilities and services there 
can be organized in ways that promote 
mutual benefit and interaction rather than 
chilly coexistence — the small town rather 
than the Manhattan style of good neighbors. 

Together with the Columbia Point Health 
Association, the residents of Columbia 
Point, Tufts Medical School, and any other 
parties who wish to participate, the Uni- 
versity will seek support for a Health Center 
at Columbia Point in which the neighbor- 
hood and the University's needs can 
be joined. 

Even with a commitment to service we 
are left with difficult questions of resources. 
The University of Massachusetts is not rich. 
Although we are close to the top in recent 
progress, Massachusetts still falls below the 
national average in per capita support for 
higher education. 

Universities across the country are 
engaged increasingly in diverse non- 




"// we don't try consciously to shape the 
University's future, the pressures of growth 
will shape it for us. And we will replicate 
the past." Speaking at the ceremony invest- 
ing him as the University's seventeenth 
president, Robert Wood shared his hopes 
for the future. First on his agenda: the 
appointment of a President's Committee on 
the Future University, headed by Vernon 
Alden, which will report at the end of 
the summer. 




educational activities: running community 
health and day care programs, training 
paraprofessionals and Vista workers, run- 
ning federal laboratories, helping city 
governments, building low cost housing. 
In part — thanks perhaps to the uncommon 
success of academics in the Manhattan 
Project, post-Sputnik space activities and 
computer technology — these new responsi- 
bilities have been thrust upon the univer- 
sities. In part, they are responding to the 
prodding of conscience and the indignant 
young. In part, as with the downtown uni- 
versity that finds itself overtaken by urban 
blight, involvement is the result of self- 
interest rather narrowly defined. But as 



Professor Carl Kaysen has pointed out, uni- 
versities have reached out for new activities 
since the 40s primarily because these new 
activities have an intellectual justification 
and are of interest to university faculties. 

This reminds us, I think, of what univer- 
sities are all about and rescues us from 
Clark Kerr's stark formulation of the uni- 
versity as a "service station." In assessing 
what kinds of involvement make sense, we 
must take account of the history, skills, 
make-up, and nature of the campus con- 
cerned. But the basic gauge should be 
whether the involvement furthers the 
university's own particular responsibilities 
for education and scholarship. 



As a land-grant University we inherit an 
historic commitment not only to public 
service but to equality of opportunity. The 
first annual report of the University's board 
of trustees in 1866 was largely devoted to 
the implications of this commitment. 
"Republicanism," the trustees explained, 
"has undertaken in America to recast soci- 
ety into a system of equality. It proposes to 
create true and safe equality, not by con- 
ferring on the ignorant and degraded the 
rights of citizenship but by raising all, 
through education, to the full dignity of free 
men. Its purpose is to diffuse education and 
property among all the people, to give as 
nearly as possible every child an even start 
in the world, and an equal chance to be 
President, member of Congress, farmer or 
mechanic as he may choose." To effect this, 
the report continues, "our fathers abolished 
hereditary rank. In England, the King's son 
is born to be a King, and the Lord's son to 
be a Lord, and the oldest son inherits all 
his father's land. 

"In our country, the President's son has 
no better claim to be President than another, 
nor a Senator's son to be a Senator; and 
all the sons and daughters share alike the 
father's property. 

"Then comes in the great regulator and 
elevator, general education, like a huge 
subsoiler, breaking up the old foundations 
. . . ." This, the report concludes, "must 
finish the work." 

The work of equality is not finished, of 
course — even now, 100 years later. But our 
University forefathers' deep faith in the 
power of education reaches across the cen- 
tury to touch us still. Let us retain their 
commitment and use that power to break 
up the old foundations — poverty, ignorance, 
discrimination — that prevent the true 
greening of America. Let us retain it es- 
pecially in the public university. 

I am proud to be the seventeenth Presi- 
dent of the University of Massachusetts. 



A Day in the Life 



KATIE S. GILLMOR 

"We've got to find a way of 
monitoring what happens without 
killing the thrust." 



It seems presumptuous to identify an insti- 
tution that spends over $4 million annually, 
teaches nearly 2400 graduate and under- 
graduate majors, and employs g4 faculty 
members with one man. But in the case of 
the University' s School of Education and 
its Dean, Dwight Allen, such identification 
is reasonable. 

As associate professor of education at 
Stanford University , Allen had written two 
books and dozens of articles and had gar- 
nered over $1.7 million in research grants 
before becoming head of the UMass School 
of Education in ig68. During his tenure, 
total enrollment has quadrupled, teacher 
production has doubled, and the graduate 
program has increased ten-fold. The cha- 
risma of the Dean and his extraordinary 
reputation are substantially responsible for 
this vast expansion. 

Allen's domain consists of thirteen 
Centers for research and teaching, although 
students may choose to work independently 
rather than through a Center. The School 
is involved in some eighty outside projects, 
most of which are funded through founda- 
tion and Federal grants. In igyo-yi, about 
seventy such grants increased the School's 
revenue by $2.7 million, as opposed to the 
$500,000 in outside funds granted to the 
school in the year before Allen became 
Dean. State support, for salaries and oper- 
ating expenses, totals about $1.5 million. 

Allen's attitude that change must come 



and come quickly has evoked negative 
response in some quarters. 

"We'd like to be an experimental unit at 
the University," he explained, "to simply 
have a mandate to try things that aren't 
particularly safe or sure, things that may 
work out badly. We have an obligation to 
be good citizens in the University, to main- 
tain our part of the program and try to 
have that program not have unintentioned 
consequences on other people's programs. 
But I do not believe that it is only the 
School of Education that needs to consider 
alternatives. This is, of course, a very, very 
politically sensitive issue. There are some 
people around who are as afraid that we 
may succeed as they are that we would fail. 
If we succeed in any demonstrable way, 
that could serve notice that they need to 
change too." 

After three years, however, criticism has 
quieted to a dull roar. "The School of Edu- 
cation," quipped the Dean, "is no longer a 
wart to be excised, but a chronic disease." 



The door of the small refrigerator slammed 
shut. Dwight Allen straightened up with a 
bottle of No Cal cola in his hand. It was 
6 a.m. on a foggy October morning, a usual 
hour for the Dean of the School of Educa- 
tion to start his day. 

He sat behind a huge desk at one end 
of the long, wood-paneled office. Paintings, 
ceramics and sculpture were everywhere. 
A bookcase running the length of the room 
was filled with books and papers. The 
overflow monopolized the top of a cabinet 
and several chairs. Other chairs were 
arranged along the walls and in front of 
the desk. 

Allen, at 39, is a large, blunt-featured 
man. Following a recent visit to Africa, 
he began to wear a form of dashiki as his 
working attire. That morning he wore no 
jacket. His shirt was a gold, orange, red 
and green print, topped with an incongruous 
white collar and a brick red tie. 

His dazzling costume, however, was not 
enough to draw attention away from his 



face. His features, framed by a full head of 
hair and sideburns, usually wore an open, 
friendly expression. His eyes, intent and 
intelligent, were, on occasion, very cold. 

After a quick swig of No Cal, he turned 
his attention to the student sitting on the 
other side of his desk. Their conversation 
had hardly begun, however, before the 
phone rang. 

The call lasted twenty minutes, and Allen 
sat quietly, talking occasionally and sipping 
cola. When he did speak, the words were 
forceful — "I'm not going to play the game 
. . . when we have to beg for a crumb . . ." 
— but the delivery was pleasant, well- 
modulated. Allen, born in California, speaks 
with the inflection of a westerner. 

By 6 130, the receiver was cradled, and it 
was time for another cola. The Dean was 
again able to turn his attention to the 
student. 

In all, one undergraduate and three 
graduate students had private sessions with 
the Dean before 8 a.m. The School of 
Education was as frequently discussed as 
the students' work. Allen actively demanded 
feedback — What about this course? That 
teacher or student? He listened, sitting 
pressed into the depths of a huge chair 
upholstered in turquoise. He heard enthu- 
siastic responses to his questions. Things 
were working out. People were good. Once 
he looked skeptical. "I've heard mixed 
reactions," he said with a wry look. 

Usually, though, Allen responded by 
affirming that, yes, so and so was great. 
He contributed an air of informality by 
relating anecdotes about favorite people 
or talking about his own work. He rocked 
back and forth in his chair, attentive to the 
problems the students had, receptive to 
their ideas. His own thoughts were prolific 
and freely given, spoken with shotgun 
rapidity. He talked at length, although the 
next appointment waited. 

The School of Education itself was his 
favorite subject. "We've got to find a way 
of monitoring what happens without killing 
the thrust," he said. "I'm comforted by the 
fact that we haven't become a degree mill. 
The weak people take advantage of our 



system to build up credit — there's the 
classic case of a graduate student who 
signed up for 33 credits last semester and 
succeeded in passing all but one course — 
but such people don't have enough on the 
ball to put together a total degree." 

One of the assistant deans did not stand 
on ceremony. Bob Woodbury came in at 8. 
It was time for the weekly meeting of 
Allen and his assistants. 

Empty No Cal bottles clattered into the 
wastebasket under the desk, making a 
raucous noise which seemed to echo through 
the empty building. Allen gave a violent 
twist to his chair and bent to get a fresh 
cola while Woodbury arranged his papers 
on a corner of the desk. One assistant dean, 
Earl Seidman, would be late, and the other, 
Phyllis Roop, was ill and couldn't come. 

The modular credit week, "Something 
Else '70", was imminent.* Publicity was at a 
stalemate. There were monetary and produc- 
tion problems to be dealt with. "Who do 
we have to light a fire under?" Allen asked, 
and was halfway to the door by the time 
Woodbury had identified the bottleneck. 
Ten minutes later he was back at his desk 
with words of assurance. 

Strategy and money were discussed, 
sometimes with vehemence. Allen took a 
hard line, sitting forward, smiling slightly. 
Woodbury did not yield readily. Tension 
grew, straining but not displacing the 
friendly attitude between the two men. 
The tension did not dissipate, however, 
after Allen had won his point and the 
discussion had moved on to other areas. 

Earl Seidman came in and handed Allen 
a list of people who had a national reputa- 
tion in education. Quickly perusing it, the 
Dean commented, "I don't like so and so — 
he's too straight." The "straight" wasn't 
scratched, however, and Allen whirled in 
his chair to grab the dictating machine. 
Speaking rapidly, he dictated a memo 

*For the third year in a row, the School of 
Education presented a marathon of events and 
learning experiences, "a 5 day educational 
smorgasbord." Credit for participation was 
given in modules, worth 1/15 of a credit. 



confirming the list, then shoved himself 
out of the chair and charged into the outer 
office. Grinning, Woodbury said, "Every- 
thing Dwight writes is top priority." 

Then Seidman brought up a point. He 
and Allen quickly disagreed, and the scene 
so shortly enacted with Woodbury was 
repeated. 

Allen did not yield, then changed the 
subject. A man who was in charge of a new 
and very experimental project had joined 
them. "Anytime you can identify something 
for me to do, I'll do it," Allen said. "Any- 
time you want to sit down and have a plan- 
ning session, I'll be available. But I don't 
want to get in your hair." 

The man began to make his position 
clear, specifying limits of responsibility. 
He reminded Allen that, on another project, 
the Dean's enthusiasm hadn't carried over 
to implementation. Allen was annoyed but 
he grinned as he said, "These wily faculty 
members — I'm the only person around 
here who does things without prior condi- 
tions." "You're like dealing with Mae 
West," was the reply. "She always said, 
'1 and 1 is 2, 2 and 2 is 4, and 4 and 4 is 
10 — if you know how to work it right.' " 

By 10:15 the Dean's office was empty. 
Allen was touring the corridors and offices 
of the School of Education. Greetings were 
exchanged with students and faculty mem- 
bers as he tried to move quickly down the 
halls, in and out of rooms. But his progress 
was slow as he was accosted on all sides. 
"I want to see you." "It's been a long time." 
"It would be nice to just have a chat." 
The appointment book which bulged out 
of his shirt pocket was constantly in service. 
Meetings were arranged — many, of neces- 
sity, were set for 6 a.m. weeks in advance. 

Allen returned to his office in a round- 
about way, ducking in through an adjoining 
conference room. Nevertheless, he was 
cornered. "I've got to talk to you for 30 
seconds," a student said. His secretary 
handed him a pile of messages. 

By 10:45, tne Dean was again at his desk, 
speaking to a school superintendent from a 
New York community. The visitor explained 



that he had heard and read much about 
Allen and UMass and thought the School 
of Education might have the answers to his 
needs. "There is a real shortage of people 
who are willing to climb out on a limb with 
us," the Dean responded. "Your program 
sounds nice — very, very clever. And the 
kind of large scale change that you want 
is one of my top priorities. 

"Let's get rid of the pretense that there 
is one way of going about education and 
that teachers ought to be trained in that 
particular way. We must recognize that 
what we really need to do now is to train 
people with diverse backgrounds to do 
diverse things. The biggest problem is 
teachers who were trained for programs 
that no longer exist or for programs that 
exist beyond their time. 

"Right now, teachers have no systematic 
access to retraining. So one of the most 
significant things the University could do in 
conjunction with schools would be to 
develop new inservice training. 

"But we don't have any clear notion of 
the direction that education should take. 
What we really need is the development of 
alternatives. We might find ourselves work- 
ing with several schools simultaneously, 
each school trying something different, 
with undergraduate teachers working in 
the schools, each being trained differently." 

The Dean was cordial but noncommittal. 
Time was running short. He jumped up to 
shake hands, and showed the superintendent 
out. 

In the outer office, Allen collected his 
next visitors. He ushered in a shy 8 year old 
boy and his teacher. Candy "from my secret 
supply" was proffered, but sweets didn't 
put the boy at ease. His teacher had to 
speak, and she asked Allen to address her 
class on Africa. He suggested that one of his 
sons might make the presentation, and she 
was pleased. 

The meeting ended abruptly as theTJean 
was called to a phone in another office. 
Problems had arisen over the provisions of 
a foundation grant, and Allen sought to 
clear up the confusion. He asked for copies 
of confirming memoranda. "This is bad," 



11 




"These wily faculty members — 
I'm the only person around here 
who does things without prior 
conditions." 

"You're like dealing with Mae 
West. She always said, 'i and 1 is 
2, 2 and 2 is 4, and 4 and 4 is 10 — 
if you know how to work it 
right!'" 



he said, shaking his head and frowning. 
"This is no justification . . . it's irrelevant." 

On his way back to his office, two stu- 
dents stopped him and asked for a few 
moments of his time. He arranged to squeeze 
them in later in the day. Two other people 
were waiting for him, an education major 
and a nonstudent who wished to apply to 
UMass. Allen was friendly, but tough. 
"How do you look on paper?" "Not good," 
was the reply, "but I've been doing a lot of 
things, learning a lot not being in school." 
"Well," said Allen, "that doesn't cut ice 
with me one way or another." He added 
sardonically, "We can't admit everyone who 
doesn't meet the criteria any more than we 
can admit everyone who does." 

The telephone interrupted. It was the 
Dean's wife. "I'll take the station wagon — 
and the dogs — and the boys to control the 
dogs," he said. Hanging up, he explained 
to his visitors that that afternoon would be 
the first time in eight days that he had seen 
his family. 

The pace had quickened. Allen ended the 
appointment and spoke briefly to a faculty 
member about his work. At noon, the ad- 
joining conference room was packed with 
high school students, waiting to question 
the Dean of the School of Education. "What 
are you trying to prove?" one asked. "I 
think education is bad," Allen answered. 
"Kids get ground up but no one notices. 
But if you try something new, everyone 
notices and assumes it's bad." He addressed 
them for 15 minutes, speaking forcefully 
and critically of his own program as well 
as of education in general. "We're trying 
to prove a lot of things," he concluded. "We 
don't know the answers but we know the 
right questions." 

Atron Gentry, the director of the School's 
Center for Urban Education, was waiting 
with his coat on in the office. A few points 
were cleared up as Allen walked him to 
the door. 

Another school superintendent and his 
assistant claimed the Dean's attention next. 
The men were from a Boston suburb and 
had come to the School of Education for 
help. As with the New York superintendent, 



the Dean was cordial but evasive. A secre- 
tary announced that lunch was ready. 

It was to be a working session. Fried 
chicken and salads had been brought in and 
a buffet was arranged on the conference 
table. The superintendent and his assistant 
were introduced to members of the staff 
who might help them. 

Allen set the stage, speaking eloquently 
and concisely: "There are a lot of things 
polarizing the schools — teacher negotiations, 
student dissent and dissatisfaction and 
disruption — these are pulling people apart, 
creating a climate where genuine experi- 
mentation and open-ended inquiries simply 
aren't available. And as the teacher market 
becomes clogged, the professionals become 
more job security oriented, more protective 
of their prerogatives. 

"Look at the pressures building on society 
all around — there are obvious external 
pressures on the school. You have the whole 
notion of performance contracting, the 
possible intrusion of private industry, 
Job Corps, Head Start, and other kinds of 
quasi-school institutions. The society 
around us has recognized the crisis in 
education selectively, and educators should 
be in the forefront of that rather than 
tagging along behind. If the people as a 
whole recognize a crisis in education before 
educators do, then they will lose confidence 
and find new leadership in education. 

"I want to be able to change within the 
structure rather than have to pull the 
structure down. The main thrust of the 
School of Education is how to use education 
to change society. That's what we're really 
up to." 

The superintendents then took the floor, 
expounding on why their particular school 
system deserved special consideration. "One 
of our elementary school principals is 
great," they said. "He's on leave in India 
now." Allen looked up. He smiled but his 
eyes were frosty. "I know," he said, naming 
the man, "I met him when I was over there. 
Small world, isn't it?" 

The two students who had requested an 
appointment with him earlier were waiting 



13 



in his office. Allen, whose mood had become 
increasingly distant as the meal progressed, 
greeted his visitors with warmth. He con- 
fided in them, sharing his impressions of the 
superintendents, and talked about one of 
the students who had seen him earlier. 
The pace as the morning waned had become 
frenetic. Now Allen was again relaxed, his 
feet propped on the desk, en rapport with 
people he obviously understood and 
enjoyed. 

A long distance phone call intruded, 
and the Dean, with a wry look, responded 
to a school superintendent's request for 
help. "He's just discovered inservice edu- 
cation," Allen said as he hung up. 

Four men entered the office next. Two 
were black students, frustrated and angry 
about some recent happenings and non- 
happenings. The other two were white, their 
advisors, clearly concerned but anxious to 
curb the belligerence of the students. 

Allen tried to lighten the mood with a 
mild joke. His visitors were discomforted, 
not amused. Immediately, the Dean was 
serious, solicitous. The major problem was 
stipends which ought to have been paid 
months earlier. "I think I can take care of 
this," Allen assured them. But his listeners 
were skeptical. "Look," one said, "we can't 
get paid without signing some forms. But 
the forms specify a schedule of payment 
which won't do. The original agreement was 
different. I won't sign a form committing me 
to accept terms that are unacceptable." 
Allen tried to soothe him, then left to check 
out the problem. The man he needed to see 
was out. Allen looked grim. Abruptly he 
turned to an assistant and demanded to 
see the relevant personnel action forms. 
"No later than tomorrow — check with me." 

A phone call was waiting back in his 
office. The advisors excused themselves as 
the Dean completed the conversation and 
turned to the students. He explained away 
the confusion and they were mollified. "It's 
just that nothing has gone right since I got 
here. This has been eight weeks of waste," 
one said. "The buck stops here," Allen 
answered. 

Another problem was presented. There 



had been conflict in a seminar, and the 
disagreement had racial overtones. As the 
incident was being related, a phone call was 
put through. Allen spoke into the receiver, 
"You have my conceptual support imme- 
diately." He and the caller arranged a 
meeting, ending the conversation. 

"Where in this administration do you see 
people who are not straight on the race 
issue?" he asked the students. He began to 
name people. Some were considered to be 
okay; others seemed prejudiced. To one 
negative judgment Allen answered, "I don't 
think he has overt prejudice. He just doesn't 
have experience with dealing with black 
people. You know, it's hard to sort out black 
vs. white issues from issues where there 
are legitimate criticisms of a particular 
program." "There's got to be a getting 
together at this institution to understand 
blackness," the students replied. "We're 
working on this," said Allen. "We can only 
try. I assure you that I will act on firm 
evidence of prejudice." 

The phone rang. "No, that's a rumor. 
I didn't say that." Abruptly, the call ended. 
The Dean and the students arranged to 
meet again. As Allen was accompanying 
them to the door, the more combative of the 
two turned to him and held out his hand. 
"There aren't many men who believe in 
religion," he said. "Because of your commit- 
ment to your faith, I believe in you."* 

The Dean was clearly elated. He almost 
bounced as he escorted his next visitor 
into the office. "We just had a very nitty 
gritty discussion," he said. Another No Cal 
was opened to celebrate. Then a phone call 
interrupted. It was trouble. A meeting which 

*Allen later explained: 

"The Bahai faith is my source of values. 
It's exactly where I am — totally, absolutely, 
and completely. It's the motivating energy 
behind all my life, in so far as I can succeed. 

"But I've tried to separate my personal 
beliefs as a Bahai and my responsibility as 
Dean. As Dean I'll do whatever seems reason- 
able for the benefit of the University and for 
the benefit of the student body. In fact, I have 
approved programs that, as a Bahai, I wouldn't 
ordinarily endorse." 



"Let's get rid of the pretense that 
there is one way of going about 
education and that teachers ought 
to be trained in that particular 
way. We must recognize that 
what we really need to do now is to 
train people with diverse back- 
grounds to do diverse things." 



M 



"I think education is bad. Kids get 
ground up but no one notices. But 
if you try something new, everyone 
notices and assumes it's bad. 
. . . We're trying to prove a lot of 
things. We don't know the answers 
but we know the right questions. 



Allen was compelled to attend had been 
scheduled. It conflicted with a national 
speaking engagement arranged months 
earlier. The caller was obstinate; the meeting 
could not be changed. Allen's calm facade, 
which he had preserved through all varieties 
of encounters during the day, now cracked. 
His arms pounded the chair, his legs 
twitched, his face tightened as he rocked 
back and forth. But his voice spoke on and 
on, measured and reasonable despite its 
insistence. The conversation ended politely, 
the caller unmoved. "I'm almost fed up," 
Allen said. 

The pace was again frenetic. Quickly, 
the Dean handled the request of the visitor 
and urged him towards the door. The school 
superintendents from the Boston suburb 
came in, but their aggressive loquacity was 
to no avail. In three minutes, they had left. 
Allen moved to get his coat, but returned 
to his desk for a call. He was cordial. No 
hint of his impatience was revealed in his 
voice. But he was anxious to leave. He spoke 
standing up and, as the call lengthened, his 
agitation increased. Nevertheless, the 
business at hand obviously had his atten- 
tion. His responses were detailed, his 
questions pointed. 

Finally, the receiver was cradled and 
Allen shrugged into his coat as he made 
for the outer office. His assistant confronted 
him at the door with a worried look. There 
was a mix-up. Someone had scheduled 
another appointment for the day. "I can't 
talk to them," said Allen. "My kids are 
waiting." The visitors, however, had 
traveled 500 miles just to see him. Abruptly, 
Allen strode into the outer office and intro- 
duced himself to the callers. He explained 
the mistake, saying that he was already late 
to pick up his children. Would they like to 
ride with him and talk on the way? They 
would. 

Allen drove aggressively, annoyed by 
slow traffic and red lights. Three boys, not 
two, were waiting in the center of Amherst. 
"Can my friend come too?" one son asked. 
They piled in, and Allen swiftly drove north, 
to his house in Shutesbury, as the over- 
loaded car bottomed out on country roads. 



Through it all, the Dean talked business 
with the travelers. The subject was Bahai — 
plans, programs, promotions. Eventually, he 
swung into a driveway and dashed into his 
house to collect three dogs and another boy. 
"The dogs need to be dewormed," he 
explained. The party switched to a station 
wagon. Three boys and three dogs wrestled 
in the back section, this writer and Allen's 
eldest son sat quietly in the back seat, and a 
detailed discussion of the development and 
distribution of Bahai materials occupied 
the people in the front. 

The business was satisfactorily concluded, 
but the turmoil among the boys and dogs 
increased. In between discussing the relative 
merits of Bahai jewelry, Allen had to 
negotiate peace in the back. Finally, he 
pulled into the veterinarian's driveway and 
ushered four boys and three dogs inside. 
At 5 :i5 they returned, minus the dogs. The 
Dean had to drive back to the University to 
drop off his visitors, then to another part of 
Amherst to deposit his son's friend, to 
Shutesbury to unload his children, back to 
Amherst to collect a staff member, and 
then to Connecticut where, at 8:30, he had a 
speaking engagement. He should have been 
late, but he wasn't. 



15 



In the Heart 

of the Inner City 



Extraordinary cooperation among dozens 
of Federal, state and local organizations and 
hundreds of individuals has made the 
University's Career Opportunities Program 
possible. Now being implemented in 
Brooklyn and Worcester, cop is an innova- 
tive teacher training program, funded by 
the Career Opportunities Program. It offers 
thirty credits of undergraduate work each 
year leading to a bachelor's degree and 
teacher certification. The students are para- 
professionals, noncertified classroom 
assistants who are interested in teaching in 
Model Cities areas. Working in the com- 
munity, teaching his family, friends, and 
neighbors, the paraprofessional is living 
proof that there is hope in an environment 
where hopelessness predominates. About 
two hundred paraprofessionals are involved 
in Brooklyn elementary schools, and sixty 
are at work in Worcester. 

Before becoming paraprofessionals, the 
students had held jobs in offices, beauty 
shops, municipal government, and the 
military service. They have lived with and 
understand the problems and challenges 
facing the cities and education. They range 
in age from 21 to 50. The vast majority are 
women. Blacks make up 89% of them, 6% 
are Puerto Rican, and 5% are white. 

These pictures were taken at the State 
University of New York's Urban Center in 
Brooklyn where, on Mondays and Wednes- 
days, UMass professors and graduate 
students fly down to teach afternoon 
sessions. This is the first time in history 
that an out-of-state university was granted 
permission to certify teachers for the State 
of New York. 




Billy Dixon, author of the above, is a 
doctoral candidate at the University's Center 
for Urban Education. Russ Mariz of the 
University Photo Center took the 
photographs. 



16 



Fighting to be heard over creaking 
radiators in classrooms that are always 
too hot or too cold, professors and teach- 
ing assistants hold classes in rhetoric, 
advanced literature, the foundations of 
education, and a practicum in super- 
vision. 




17 



The enthusiasm the paraprofessionals 
show, their faith in the educational 
process, their curiosity and dedication, 
inspired one professor to say, "It's a 
cliche hut it's true — they teach me." 



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1 ^T t<9^ 














Rt£, 




"Are you with me?" he asked. "Of 
course we are," they answered. 



Fostering Learning 
Through the Arts 

DAVID LEPARD 

"Consider the waste when vast 
numbers of students are somehow 
turned off to art forms." 



Education is a process of becoming. Its 
purpose is to open minds, to provide the 
substance and enthusiasm for continued 
personal discovery and growth. 

This philosophy, so obvious and basic 
in the abstract, is often lost in the transition 
from educational theories to educational 
practices. There are ready explanations for 
the apparent inability to translate the values 
of creative experience into learning oppor- 
tunities. But these rationalizations, limited 
to a particular event, are frequently too 
narrow and superficial to offer fresh 
alternatives. 

The School of Education at UMass, with 
its national orientation and wealth of 
disciplines, is working toward eliminating 
the discrepancy between what education 
ought to be and what the public schools are. 

The Center for the Study of Aesthetics in 
Education (csae), a subdivision of the 
School of Education, considers the arts to 
be a very important, but grossly neglected, 
media through which learning can be 
fostered. Although the arts serve a critical 
function in the education of human beings, 
even the casual observer is readily aware of 
the perplexing problems which beset most 
aesthetic education programs. Consider the 
vast difference between the role the arts 
play in elementary schools and the role they 
play at more advanced levels of instruction. 



Typically, students in the primary grades 
are anxious to participate in any activity 
guaranteeing involvement. But their enthu- 
siasm is short lived. Upper grade student 
response to the usual palate of creative 
classroom activities is frequently discour- 
aging. By the junior high school level, even 
specialized programs of instruction are often 
ignored and required "appreciation" courses 
are resented. 

And yet, consider the waste when vast 
numbers of students are somehow turned 
off to art forms — music, for example. 
Composition, after all, is merely a statement 
of someone's musical thoughts, and every- 
one has musical thoughts. Music is pat- 
terned sound, not symbols, diagrams, 
formulae, or idiomatic practices. It involves 
both the intellect and emotions, and 
therefore speaks to the whole person, rather 
than just a part of him. 

Unfortunately, music is too often stereo- 
typed in the minds of school personnel, 
pupils, and parents. Classical and romantic 
periods are thought of as the dominant 
"expression" of the art and yet these reflect 
only the upper class European culture 
during a hundred year period — a hundred 
years ago. Electronic music is thought of as 
avant-garde, yet its greatest proponent has 
already died of old age. What is seldom 
thought of is the eighth grader's view of 
music after eight years of school. 

csae has accepted the responsibility of 
developing a more effective undergraduate 
teacher education program based on learning 
experiences in the creative arts. The Center 
relates this to three main objectives of 
education — cognitive, psycho-motor, and 
affective — defined by Benjamin Bloom in 
his Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. 
Cognitive objectives deal with the more 
intellectual aspects of education; psycho- 
motor with training in performance skills; 
and affective with valuing. The Center 
designs programs to complement all levels 
related to these objectives, from the lowest 
to the highest. In the case of cognition, the 
lowest might be rote learning and the 
highest the ability to synthesize acquired 
knowledge. 



A philosophy of aesthetics in education 
is evolving at csae which will encompass 
these educational objectives and place them 
in a context to which fine arts schools and 
departments can relate. These institutions 
for specialized training have emphasized the 
need for superior performance capabilities 
in their students. The artistry of a school's 
graduates has been considered an index of 
their alma mater's quality. But a good 
performer may not make a good teacher. 
Certainly, his training has seldom equipped 
him for the critical social and moral chal- 
lenges facing schools today. The obligation 
of fine arts departments and schools to 
maintain high artistic standards often 
militates against the identification and 
encouragement of many who could give 
meaning and life to aesthetics in education. 

The basic objective of the Center is to 
offer a new dimension to the role the arts 
play in education. Unfortunately, the work 
has been handicapped by lack of funds. 
The plan upon which the Center was 
founded called for a $2 million appropria- 
tion. The proposal was supported by the 
Arts and Humanities branch of the Office 
of Education, but all funds were frozen 
when President Nixon took office in 1968. 
Nevertheless, csae did not abandon its 
program of curriculum reform, teacher 
training, research and the development of a 
resource center. But progress has been 
slowed and areas like faculty recruitment 
have been seriously hampered. 

The teacher training program, however, 
has made significant advances despite the 
Center's straightened circumstances. Class- 
room teachers learn the value of experience 
in the arts for individual development. They 
gain confidence in their abilities, developing 
and studying techniques which foster both 
the verbal and nonverbal expressive capac- 
ities of children. Teachers acquire a theo- 
retical basis for integrating creative activities 
into their personal philosophy of education. 
The importance of evaluative criteria for 
arts activities and programs are developed 
and understood. Many teachers are encour- 
aged to seek more advanced skill training 
through elective courses in the various fine 



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arts departments at the five colleges, 
(Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, Mount 
Holyoke, and the University.) 

The growth of the individual teacher, 
however, is but the beginning of the reform 
necessary in arts curricula. The change 
must be supported in the schools. The 
educational scene is often too conservative 
and real progress is frustrated. As Dean 
Dwight Allen said, "It's easier to move a 
cemetery than to change a school." The 
Center trains imaginative teachers and 
develops innovative programs only to see 
them stultified by resistance in classrooms 
that need them most. 

One possible solution is now being 



developed. The Center has applied for 
funds for a program called an Aesthetics 
Education Field Support Program. Dynamic, 
talented education majors, on the graduate 
and undergraduate levels, would be identi- 
fied as "change agents." Carefully trained 
and encouraged, these students would be 
an innovative force on the job. This illus- 
trates the kind the priority inservice training 
that csae considers to be half its business. 
The other half, preservice, encompasses all 
the teacher training programs on campus. 

The degrees students may work for 
include a Master of Education in Applied 
Aesthetics in Education, a Doctor of Edu- 
cation in Curriculum Development in 



Applied Aesthetics in Education, a Master 
of Arts in Teaching, or a Certificate of 
Advanced Graduate Study. A unique 
feature of these degree programs is that all 
candidates are exposed to the curricular 
innovations in other aesthetic education 
areas, rather than in just the one or two 
areas in which they are specializing. 

Modular courses supplement these formal 
programs. A module has been defined as 
1/15 of a credit; students are allowed to 
accumulate up to 45 modules a semester. 
This system, which was designed to present 
a variety of subjects as small courses defined 
by content rather than semester hours, 
provides additional opportunities for stu- 
dents, teachers, and administrators outside 
the education community with an oppor- 
tunity to keep abreast of the latest aesthetic 
education materials and methods. 

New methods are being continuously 
developed. Many are generated through 
work at the Center. For example, at a recent 
postgraduate csae workshop, children 
soldered sound generators from schematic 
drawings to use in recording their own 
electronic music compositions. On another 
occasion, students created light shows and 
danced to improvised sounds in self- 
designed inflatable environmental rooms. 
Experiments such as these may hold a key 
to the problem of student dissatisfaction 
with current programs. 

No one can accurately predict what values 
will be preserved or what the future mani- 
festations of the arts will be. Nevertheless, 
through the stimulation of interdisciplinary 
dialogues and team teaching efforts, the 
Center has been able to project possible 
future trends and challenges. Under its 
influence, the term "aesthetics in education" 
is replacing the old "aesthetic education" in 
public school parlance. At the very least, 
the Center has forced educators to be 
aware of the nature of change and the 
unpredictability of the directions and uses 
of the arts in the years ahead. 

David Lepard, the administrative assistant 
to csae, is completing his doctoral disserta- 
tion. 



On Campus 



A Scholar Lost to Us 

Ben B. Seligman, professor of economics 
and the first director of the University's 
Labor Relations and Research Center, died 
October 23, 1970. "The University of 
Massachusetts has lost a respected scholar- 
teacher;" wrote Chancellor Tippo, "the 
world of scholarship, a devoted and produc- 
tive researcher; the labor movement, one of 
its leading investigators and able inter- 
preters; his colleagues in the Labor Center, 
an energetic and imaginative leader; and 
his close associates, a warm friend and 
trusted counselor." Under Seligman's 
leadership, the Labor Relations and Research 
Center has become nationally recognized 
in its five year history for its solid inter- 
disciplinary approach and successful inte- 
gration of instruction, research, and 
extension teaching. 

Fusia Resigns; 
MacPherson Accepts 

Richard MacPherson, assistant football 
coach of the Denver Broncos, has accepted 
the position of head coach of UMass foot- 
ball. Coach Vic Fusia had resigned December 
8 to take an administrative position in the 
Department of Athletics. In a decade as 
head coach at the University, Fusia had 
compiled an outstanding record : 59 wins, 
31 losses, 2 ties, and four Yankee Confer- 
ence championships. 

A six-man screening committee recom- 
mended MacPherson's appointment to 
Chancellor Tippo on January 16, and four 
days later the announcement was made, 
effective immediately. The new coach is not 
a stranger to UMass; in 1939 he was an 
instructor in physical education here and 
head freshman football coach. Since 



leaving the University in 1961, he has been 
an assistant football coach at the univer- 
sities of Cincinnati and Maryland. He 
joined the Denver Broncos in 1966. 

Reaching for the Moon 

Geology 121 students don't go on field trips. 
Instead, they work with the wealth of 
detailed maps and photos that have been 
made through telescopic observation, space 
probes, and Apollo landings to explore the 
rills and craters of the moon. This lunar 
and planetary geology course, designed 
primarily for freshmen and sophomores, is 
not only a first at UMass but one of the first 
of its kind at any institution in the United 
States. 

The course deals mainly with the moon 
but will also devote some time to Mars and 
the solar system as a whole. But why study 
the moon and the planets? For a geology 
student, there are a number of good reasons. 
According to the instructor, associate 
geology professor George McGill, the moon 
is, in many ways, a better subject than the 
earth to illustrate an important fourth 
dimension of geology — the concept of 
relative age. The features of the moon are 
not eroded by air or water and are unaffec- 
ted by plant or animal life. "What you see 
on the surface is a direct key to what has 
happened there geologically," Dr. McGill 
explained. 

Establishing the President's Staff 

President Robert Wood has named L. 
Edward Lashman, Jr. as Vice President for 
Development, Franklyn W. Phillips as Vice 
President for Administration, and Joseph A. 
Ryan as Director of Public Affairs. Kenneth 
Johnson, former Treasurer of the Amherst 
campus, is now Treasurer of the University 
system. 

Mr. Lashman will handle development 
programs, public relations, legislative liaison 
and alumni programs. At the time of his 
appointment, he was a partner in and 
general manager of Urban Housing Asso- 
ciates, Ltd. of Denver, and during the 
Johnson administration, he served as 



assistant to the Secretary and Director of 
Congressional Liaison in the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Housing and Urban Development. 

The former Director of Administration 
for the nasa North Eastern Office, Mr. 
Phillips will now administer the budget and 
fiscal affairs of the University system. 
He will also coordinate the planning, 
budgeting and fiscal affairs of the Amherst, 
Boston and Worcester campuses. 

Mr. Ryan, a journalist-broadcaster with 
more than twenty years experience in 
communication and community relations, 
will be responsible for developing and 
improving University relations with its 
several publics and coordinating individual 
campus activity in this area. He comes to 
UMass from wbz-tv in Boston where he was 
press and public relations director. 

Munchkins 

As of last October, there was evidence 
that whimsy hadn't disappeared from 
campus life. Anyone abroad on All Hallows 
Eve would have seen the Cowardly Lion, 
the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the 
Wicked Witch of the West, the Good 
Witch of the North, and Dorothy skipping 
down the "yellow brick road" singing 
"We're Off to See the Wizard." They all 
arrived safely in the Land of Oz (formerly 
known as the Chancellor's House.) The 
Wizard of Oz and Auntie Em served refresh- 
ments to all, and Tarzan and Jane dropped 
in unexpectedly to complete the party. 

The Arts will have a Home 

In 1973, a completed Fine Arts Center will 
overlook the Campus Pond from the south. 
The need for such a facility has been evident 
for a number of years. 

"Students at the University have not had 
all the cultural advantages that a university 
should offer them," commented Dr. Philip 
Bezanson, head of the music department. 
This is not to say the UMass has been a 
cultural wasteland. Students, faculty and 
the general public have had innumerable 
opportunities to attend ballets, concerts, 
and dramatic productions. These events, 




however, have been held in Curry Hicks 
Gymnasium or the Student Union Ballroom, 
where poor acoustics and visibility have 
interfered with enjoyment of the perform- 
ances. Some outstanding groups have even 
refused to perform at the University 
because of the facilities. 

The new Center will be seven buildings in 
one, unified in design by a 646 foot bridge 
housing art studios and covering a walkway. 
The architect, Kevin Roche, has a dis- 
tinguished list of buildings to his credit, 
including the Vivian Beaumont Theater in 
New York. 

The Campus Pond will have a new look 
when the building is completed. It will be 
57 feet longer and 129 feet wider at the end 
nearest the Fine Arts Center. Meanwhile, 
during construction, the pond will be 
dammed at the south end and pedestrians 
will cross on a temporary bridge. 

Campus Administration Takes Shape 

The reorganization of the Amherst admin- 
istration has continued. R. W. Bromery was 
named Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs. 
Jeremiah Allen is Acting Dean of Faculties 
of the College of Arts and Sciences. Irving 
Howards is Coordinator of Public Affairs, 
working with Joseph Marcus, Special 
Assistant to the Chancellor for Public 
Affairs. David Bischoff, as Associate 
Provost, fills a new post on the staff of 



Associate Provost Robert Gluckstern. And 
Thomas B. Campion is Vice-Chancellor for 
Administrative Affairs. 

Dr. Bromery, a geology professor, has 
been serving as Special Assistant to the 
Chancellor for Student Affairs since last 
spring. He was one of the founders and is 
now president of ccebs, the Committee for 
the Collegiate Education of Black Students. 

Jeremiah Allen had been Associate 
Provost. In his new position, he will be 
implementing the academic reorganization 
of the College of Arts and Sciences. Three 
units, a Faculty of Humanities and Fine 
Arts, a Faculty of Natural Sciences and 
Mathematics, and a Faculty of Social and 
Behavioral Sciences, will replace the old 
system. Dean Alfange, Jr., associate 
professor of government, has been ap- 
pointed Acting Dean of the last named 
subdivision. 

Dr. Howards, a professor of government 
and specialist in state and local government, 
was a member of the Faculty Senate Long 
Range Planning Committee. 

A professor and former Associate Dean 
of the School of Physical Education, Dr. 
Bischoff will have special responsibilities 
for liaison with the professional schools 
and colleges, other than the College of Arts 
and Sciences. 

Mr. Campion, the former Director of 
Operations for the New York Times, will 
be responsible for three basic areas: admin- 



istrative services, such as procurement, 
personnel, and parking; physical plant 
operations; and auxiliary enterprises such 
as food service, University housing and 
the Campus Center. 

Where do we go from here? 
— to SWAP, of course 

President Wood and several members of the 
board of trustees joined hundreds of stu- 
dents, teachers and administrators at the 
Oak & Spruce in Lee for the fourteenth 
annual swap conference — the Student 
Workshop in Activities Problems. Working 
from the theme, "Planning for UMass in the 
future : Where do we go from here?", study 
and expertise groups explored such problem 
areas as freshman orientation, teacher 
evaluation, decentralization, and security. 
Participants returned to campus with 
dozens of proposals and the resolve to 
see them implemented. 

But the weekend wasn't devoted entirely 
to work. The consensus was that the per- 
sonal interaction during these few days 
was the most constructive aspect of swap. 
And as one student put it: "Say what you 
will about the American's ability to enjoy 
himself as it relates to the consumption of 
alcoholic beverages, but we had a great 
time in the barroom. I don't think I would 
have been as relaxed talking to the chair- 
man of the board of trustees if I had been 
totalling tea." 

Missing Matching 

In the list of companies which participate 
in the Matching Gifts Program printed in 
the last issue of The Alumnus, Texaco, Inc. 
was omitted in error. This organization is 
among the hundreds of corporations who 
will match alumni contributions to the 
University. 



Drunken Elephants 

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian has 
done it again. Here are excerpts from a 
"Collegian Close-up" : 
When the winter winds roar in, bringing 
with them that curse of the commuter, 
the bane of the dorm-liver, and the liberator 
of school children; when the campus is 
covered from F lot to M lot and the tunnel is 
clogged with ice; there are a gallant few 
who brave the cold, put on their coats and 
boots, start the machines, and shovel that 
snow, the men of Physical Plant. 

They're a hardy lot, and they have to be. 
Their trucks are the targets for snowballs, 
and people would rather slide down 
Orchard Hill than walk down it. Irate 
faculty have been known to call in the 
middle of the night and complain that 2 lot 
isn't clear or that they can't get into the 
back door of Machmer. But the men of the 
multi-colored plows take it all in stride. 
Their number is small, eighteen to twenty 
men including reliefs, and they man about 
twelve pieces of equipment. They have, 
stored in the fenced-in yard next to the 
Physical Plant building, plows for roads, 
plows for lots, plows for sidewalks, and an 
occasional snow-blower, capable, it is 
rumored, of eating three VW's lined up 
in a row. 

First on the list to be desecrated by the 
roaring, fire-breathing, smoke-belching 
plows is the Infirmary lot. Then they steam 
up Orchard Hill, chewing up the snow and 
the road as they go. Quick, like drunken 
elephants, they swing down and push all 
the white stuff off at the police station, and 
then, precisely then, very early in the 
morning, they begin to clear around the 
dorms, trying their hardest not to wake 
anyone up. 

They are tough men, descended from 
Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe. 
And they work hard. They have to. 
Who in his right mind would expect students 
to walk through snow on their way to 
classes? 



Friends 

The new library, designed by Henry Durrell 
Stone, is far from completed. But while 
construction is slowed by sub-zero tempera- 
ture and snow, the work of equipping the 
new, 28-story facility is picking up steam. 

A distinguished group of citizens has 
agreed to serve as trustees of the newly 
organized Friends of the Library. Formed to 
support the "enrichment of the total 
resources and facilities of the University of 
Massachusetts library in Amherst," the new 
organization is open to any individual, 
business firm, or group interested in 
assisting the development of the resources 
and facilities of the University library, 
which will have a capacity of two million 
volumes when it is completed in 1972. 

William Manchester, author and member 
of the Class of '46, has been elected 
president of the Friends. Mrs. Lucy Benson, 
National President of the League of Women 
Voters, is vice-president. 

Trustees-at-large are: George Allen '36, 
publisher and vice-president of Fawcett 
Publishing Company; Leonard Baskin, 
artist; Charles Cole, former president of 
Amherst College; Winthrop Dakin, Massa- 
chusetts Board of Higher Education; 
Fred Emerson, former UMass trustee; 
Robert Francis, poet; Emerson Greenaway, 
retired director of the Philadelphia Free 
Public Library; Franklin Patterson, presi- 
dent of Hampshire College; Frederick Troy 
'31, a trustee of the University; and William 
Troy '50, vice-president of the Western 
Publishing Company. 

The faculty senate and graduate and 
undergraduate students are represented. 
Evelyn Davis Kennedy '26, Janet Cohen 
Slovin '56, and Mary Jane Moreau '67 
represent the alumni. 



A Ray of Hope in a 
Grim Job Market 

The economy is down, employment is down, 
and the demand for college graduates, even 
those with experience, is not what it used to 
be. It grows more difficult each year to place 
seniors and graduates in good positions. 
In 1969-70, 535 employers, including 146 
school systems, scheduled recruiting dates 
at the Amherst campus; there were some 80 
cancellations. This year, only 67 school 
systems and 261 other employers scheduled 
recruitment dates, and 60 of these were 
cancelled. 

Despite these grim figures, the director of 
the University's Placement and Financial 
Aid Services is not discouraged. "There are 
jobs available," says Robert Morrissey, 
"and our office is geared to help alumni 
find them." 

The Placement Office can provide alumni 
with career literature, counseling, and 
requirements; current job market informa- 
tion; teacher certification; actual referrals 
to employers; on-campus employment 
interviews; a complete file of graduate 
school catalogues and requirements; 
information concerning prerequisite exami- 
nations; and access to the grad system, an 
electronic data processing program for the 
referral of experienced alumni. In order 
to provide these services, Mr. Morrissey 
and his staff require information. Alumni 
should keep up-to-date their credentials 
(resumes and recommendations) on file in 
the Placement Office. When inquiring about 
employment, a candidate should send the 
following information: full name; current 
address; permanent address; phone num- 
bers; geographic preferences; salary require- 
ments; and a resume of undergraduate and 
post-graduate experience. "Last but not 
least," explained Mr. Morrissey, "we need 
to know what kind of work the applicant 
is interested in. If he's unsure, he should 
make an appointment to visit this office. 
We want to be of real assistance, and we'll 
do what we can." 



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Encountered in Holdsworth 

There's a bulletin board labeled "Eco-por- 
nography" and covered with clippings from 
newspapers and magazines on the first floor 
of Holdsworth Hall. We asked John Sinton, 
a research associate with the Forestry 
Department and the originator of the 
display, what it was all about. 

"Eco-pornography isn't just a glib term 
we've coined," he explained. "It's based on 
the original Greek — ecology from oikos 
meaning home and logos meaning knowl- 
edge, and pornography from porne meaning 
harlot and graphikos meaning symbol. Eco- 
pornography is literally a foul symbol of 
the home. 

"Ecology, as a study, leads to an under- 
standing, reverence, and love for one's 
environment. Unfortunately, now it's a fad. 
It's annoying to see students, who have no 
reverence for the environment whatever, 
shouting that ecology is the answer to all 
our problems. Much more annoying, and 
more destructive in the long run, are the 
false advertisements which exploit certain 
aspects of ecology. These are indeed ugly 
symbols of the home, and they are insidious 
because too many of us accept them as fact. 
Take, for example, the "No Smogging" ad 
for Lark cigarettes. It purports to relieve the 
smoker of wretched tasting "gases" with a 
gas-trap filter. By implication, it links other 
brands of cigarettes with air pollution. The 
fact is, though, that cigarettes are unhealthy, 
gas or no gas, and it's something more than 
misleading to try to link cigarette smoke 
with auto exhaust. 

"The bulletin board was set up to remind 
us to be wary." 



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IRESOURCE ECONOMlCSs'POLlCY AND 




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A Rink Would Be 
Icing on the Cake 

PETER F. PASCARELLI 



Remember that infant that used to be the 
University of Massachusetts hockey pro- 
gram? You know, the one that hardly ever 
won a big game, that struggled to get 
noticed in hockey conscious New England, 
that labored on campus in near obscurity. 

Well, the hockey program is an infant 
no more. One climactic weekend in early 
December the Redmen proved their coming 
of age. On successive nights, they defeated 
Pennsylvania, for their first win over a 
Division I school, and Vermont, the defend- 
ing Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association 
(ecac) Division II champions. If the pro- 
gram is not yet an adult in the hockey world, 
it has at least proven itself to be a mature, 
strapping adolescent that only needs its 
own rink and some good luck to grow 
some more. 

The birth of a legitimate UMass hockey 
team has been painful. Until 1968-69, the 
team had only once recorded more than 
nine victories in a season in almost forty 
years of trying. But things have been on the 
upswing for about four years, and that can 
be traced in part to the hiring of Jack 
Canniff as head coach. 

Canniff, who came to UMass in 1967 to 
replace Steve Kosakowski (who was forced 
to retire because of failing eyesight), is a 
well-known figure in Eastern Massachusetts 
hockey. And that area is probably the most 
fanatical and popular hockey area in the 
country. He was a member of the 1949 
Arlington High School New England 
Champions, a member of Boston College 
hockey teams, and while coach at Gloucester 
High School rolled up a 104-30-22 record. 



Those two games in December illustrate 
the best of the Canniff program and also 
the long, tough road UMass hockey still 
has to travel. 

The University of Pennsylvania played 
UMass at Amherst College's Orr Rink, 
which is new but small. The Ivy Leaguers 
are not in the class of their Harvard and 
Cornell counterparts, but Penn is a hockey 
team that has to be ranked a notch above 
the University. And they looked that much 
better by taking a quick one goal lead in the 
first period, to the disappointment of the 
packed house. This, however, is a new 
UMass hockey era. The Redmen tied the 
game on a goal by sophomore Lonnie Avery. 
He is one of seven sophs on a squad that 
has but one senior. Then junior Jack 
Edwards, who led the University in scoring 
a year ago, put the Redmen ahead 2-1 at 
the end of the first twenty minutes. 

UMass made it 3-1 early in the second 
period on a brilliant one man effort by 
another sophomore, Don Riley. However, 
Penn scored also and cut the second period 
margin to 3-2. 

The visitors' superior strength took 
charge in the last period as they scored two 
quick goals to go ahead 4-3. 

It was here that the UMass team proved 
that it had indeed grown up. Junior Eric 
Scrafield, one of two Canadians on the 
squad, tied the score with nine minutes to 
play. Then, just thirty seconds later, Dan 
Reidy, a hustling junior, took a pass from 
sophomore Canadian Pat Keenan and drove 
in a blazing slap shot to put UMass ahead 
to stay. 

Junior goaltender Pat Flaherty, a highly 
coveted high school star from the Boston 
area, had come up with several good saves 
to preserve the win. Junior Dennis Gra- 
bowski added the final touch with an 80 
foot shot into an empty Penn net. It was a 
6-4 win, the first victory ever over a 
Division I team. 

The next night was more of the same last 
minute excitement. The crowd at Orr Rink 
filled the small arena a full hour before 
gametime. It is estimated that a thousand 
fans had to be turned away. All this for a 



match with the defending Division II 
champions, Vermont. 

The Redmen took an early 1-0 lead on 
a deflected shot by junior defenseman Al 
Nickerson, but the quick-skating visitors 
tied the game early in the second period. 
Thereafter, it was a goaltending duel 
between Flaherty and Vermont's All East 
netminder, Dave Reece. Early in the final 
period, however, Keenan tipped in an 
Edwards rebound to give UMass a 2-1 lead. 
(In the University's opening game, a 16-0 
rout of Lowell Tech, Keenan had shattered 
school records with seven goals.) 

It almost held up. Playing the last two 
minutes, three men down from penalties 
and an extra Vermont skater, Flaherty held 
the fort amazingly well. But Vermont broke 
the hearts of the massive home crowd by 
scoring with just three seconds left to send 
the game into overtime. 

The tense overtime period was suddenly 
broken when UMass defenseman Brian 
Sullivan rushed the length of the ice and 
missed his shot, only to have it tipped in by 
Grabowski. UMass had a dramatic 3-2 win. 

That type of weekend doesn't happen 
often, but it shows the difference between 
this year's hockey team and teams of the 
past. For the first time, the University has 
three capable lines of attackers and two 
sets of able defensemen. And besides 
Flaherty, there is excellent backup goal- 
tending help. Every position has talent. 

All this is, however, threatened by the 
lack of a rink, which severely shortens 
practice time and continually endangers 
recruiting. 

The coach is mindful of both facts. "Our 
players make a huge sacrifice," says Canniff. 
"We never get enough icetime before a 
season or a game, and therefore we are 
never sure that we are ready. Ice just isn't 
that available all the time around here, so 
we have to do the best we can. 

"We have hockey players on our team 
that could play for most schools anywhere. 
They have the talent and ability to make 
most teams. And with the ever-increasing 
amount of ice arenas being built, especially 
in Eastern Massachusetts, the players have 



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a lot more opportunity to play hockey year 
round. 

"We can't be sure about anyone we 
recruit," he cautions. "Without our own 
rink, we cannot possibly get the blue chip 
players from Eastern Mass. We have to 
sell kids on the great facilities of the 
University, its academic background, and 
we sometimes must concentrate on getting 
the good players from out of state . . . This 
lack of a rink really hurts us." 

Until this year, the coach was forced to 
do all the scouting himself, for want of a 
full time assistant, and no one was available 
to fill in for him at practices. Now, however, 
Canniff has a full time assistant — a former 



UMass hockey great, Russ Kidd '56. Kidd 
holds numerous University hockey records 
including most career goals, and is second 
on the all time lists in career points, season 
points, and season goals. He will be coach- 
ing the freshman team, while also sharing 
recruiting duties. A three letter man at 
UMass, Kidd hopes to come up with more 
hockey talent. "Between Jack and myself, 
we should be able to get out and sell the 
University a lot stronger than in the past." 

Rink or no rink, the team started the 
season with the solid object of qualifying 
for the ecac Division II playoffs, something 
UMass has never done. The coach says 



frankly, "The playoffs are in the back of 
everyone's mind. It is what we are all 
shooting for. We have a good chance of 
making it. The potential is there, but, 
realistically, potential is something that 
could be achieved, not something that has 
been proved. 

"There are six or seven teams in the 
division that knock each other off — Ver- 
mont, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Norwich, 
Hamilton, and A.I.C. You just have to play 
them one at a time." 

The 10-8 season a year ago, coupled with 
two successful freshman teams in a row, 
has begun the first consistent winning 
tradition in UMass hockey. Canniff now 
has the pleasant problem, after two good 
recruiting years in succession, of having a 
surplus of capable talent. He is trying to 
formulate a junior varsity team to keep this 
surplus in playing shape. 

The program still has a long way to go. 
The schedule this year is a backbreaker. 
In addition to the best Division II schools, 
it includes some of the toughest major 
college Division I teams — New Hampshire, 
Northeastern, Providence, and national 
power Boston University. 

Although UMass has made great strides 
in just two years, the work will be unfin- 
ished until hockey can be a legitimate 
Division I team. The coaches and players 
know this. Canniff sums up their feelings: 
"We have to walk before we run. The fact 
is that right now we have our hands full just 
being the best of Division II." 

The hindrance of playing in a rented 
facility cannot be stressed too much. 
Though complaints are rarely voiced, squad 
morale must be affected by this homeless 
condition. As one player put it, "I personally 
came to the University because of a lot of 
reasons besides hockey. I could have gone 
to somewhere like B.C. or Bowdoin. But 
when we are on a forty-five minute bus trip 
just to practice somewhere off campus, a lot 
of us wonder how much UMass cares 
whether we came here at all." 

Peter Pascarelli is the former Editor in Chief 
of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. 



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From the Sidelines 



RICHARD L. BRE5CIANI '60 
Assistant Sports Information Director 



The 1960s were the most successful decade 
for sports at UMass. If the fall of 1970 
results are any indication, there should be 
more happy times ahead for Redman fans. 

Despite the football team falling to a 
4-5-1 record, just the second losing mark 
for Coach Vic Fusia in ten years, the overall 
picture was a success. 

Fusia, who resigned December 8 to take 
an administrative position in the athletic 
department, compiled a 59-31-2 record, 
including a 41-7-1 Yankee Conference 
mark, five YanCon first places, and one 
New England title. There's no doubt he ele- 
vated Redman football to its highest pin- 
nacle. 

The 1970 Redman gridsters were an 
outstanding defensive team that suffered 
early in the fall from an inconsistent offense. 
Also, the ineligibility of guard Pierre 
Marchando and end Nick McGarry left big 
holes in the offensive line. 

After blanking Maine 28-0, UMass 
battled powerful Dartmouth to a 0-0 dead- 
lock until the final minute of the third 
quarter. Then, a blocked punt and a 73-yard 
punt return brought two touchdowns in the 
space of 1 :34- Dartmouth went to a 27-0 
win and an undefeated season. 

The Redmen then lost successive cliff- 
hangers to Buffalo, Boston U., and Rhode 
Island. 

The most frustrating afternoon had to be 
the Homecoming game in which UMass 
rolled up 542 yards of offense but had to 
settle for a 21-21 tie. Three lost fumbles, 
eleven penalties, two pass interceptions, two 
recovered fumbles that weren't allowed, and 
a miraculous 80-yard UConn touchdown 



play prevented what could have been a rout. 

The Redmen defeated Holy Cross 29-13 
behind a crunching ground attack that 
netted 308 yards with fullback Dick Cum- 
mings and halfback Pat Scavone leading 
the way. 

UMass evened its record with a 24-14 
win that halted New Hampshire's five-game 
winning streak. Bill DeFlavio, Dennis 
Collins, and Bill Sroka shone defensively, 
and U.N.H. was limited to minus seven 
yards rushing. 

The finale before 17,200 at Alumni 
Stadium was a valiant bid that ended in a 
21-10 loss to heavily-favored Boston 
College. Another tremendous defensive 




effort went unrewarded as UMass held the 
Eagles' great halfback Fred Willis to 47 
yards in eighteen carries. He was averaging 
123 yards per game. 

But the Redmen had hurt themselves all 
fall and they continued by fumbling a punt 
that led to the clinching score, fumbling on 
fourth down and inches at the B.C. 36, and 
having a fake punt run backfire. UMass 
trailed just 14-10 late in the third quarter. 

There were some fine Redmen players and 
eleven were named first team All Confer- 
ence with five more on the second team. 
In addition to Hughes, Hulecki, Scavone, 
and Cummings, other offensive stars were 
guard Bob Pena and tackle Bob Donlin. 



Defensively, DeFlavio, Collins and Sroka 
were aided by linebackers Joe Sabulis and 
John Farrelly. 

Scavone ended his career as the third 
all time runner with 1,279 yards, and 
Cummings, who has another year, moved 
up to forth with 1,021. 

Peter Broaca's third year as soccer coach 
was a memorable one. UMass tied its record 
for most wins with a 7-2-2 record, the 
school's first outright Conference title, and 
tied for fifth in New England. 

With crafty Lindo Alves notching ten 
goals and seven assists, UMass scored the 
opposition 32-10 with five shutouts. 

Alves, Augie Calheno, and Joe Cerniawski 
were All Conference, and Rick Matuszczak, 
the team's M.V.P., was second team All 
New England. 

The well drilled booters lost 3-2 and 1-0 
heartbreakers to Worcester Tech and 
Springfield, with Tech getting only five 
shots on goal. 

The cross-country team and Ron Wayne 
raced their way to a 7-2-1 record, the 
Conference title, second place in the New 
England meet, and a tenth in the IC4A meet 
in New York City. 

Coach Ken O'Brien '63 had a well 
balanced team with Wayne the leader. 
The stellar senior won seven of seven meets 
plus the Conference and New England 
events. Leo Duart, Larry Paulson, Tom 
Jasmin, and Tom Swain were all consistent 
performers. 



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Comment 

on the Conference 



EVAN V. JOHNSTON 
Executive Vice-President 



'50 



Here are some of the things that I think 
are wrong with the Yankee Conference 
and our own posture in it. These are my 
opinions and they may or may not be 
shared by a majority of those in charge of 
our athletic program. 

First, the management is bulky, unwieldy, 
inefficient, and antiquated. Each institution 
has its own athletic council; some report 
directly to their president, some indirectly 
through the faculty senate. The athletic 
directors form what amounts to the opera- 
tional committee with, believe it or not, a 
three-man executive committee for a six- 
man council. There is also a Presidents 
Council. Both groups seem to cross lines of 
responsibility. Consider the expansion of 
the Conference which has been discussed 
for years. Although we were told in May 
that B.U., Delaware and Colgate would join 
imminently, the Presidents Council is still 
discussing the matter. 

In fact, it is my opinion that the athletic 
directors, led by the Commissioner, told us 
about these three schools (and they also 
mentioned Rutgers and Holy Cross) in 
order to keep us in the Conference. We 
were angry and making noises about 
starting a new conference. Now we find 
out that Rutgers and Colgate are cool to 
the idea, Holy Cross is not sure of the future 
of athletics at all, and B.U. and Delaware 
have always been interested. 

UMass is the big attraction, and I don't 
believe these schools would come into the 
Conference if we dropped out. 

We've been bluffed. And unfairly treated. 



The Commissioner admitted that the 
charges brought against us last year on the 
1.6 violation might not have occurred if we 
hadn't won the championship and if the 
two football players in question hadn't been 
stars. The Commissioner is supposed to 
check each institution constantly to see that 
regulations are adhered to. I believe that he 
spends more time on UMass than all the 
others put together. 

This application of the double standard 
brings me to my opinion of the Commis- 
sioner's office. I heartily endorse the current 
move to make it a really professional office, 
away from any one campus and staffed 
by a man experienced in athletics and 
administration who has never been affiliated 
with one of the member institutions. I 
believe this is necessary if we are to be 
other than a rinky-dink conference. 

If the Yankee Conference remains as an 
entity, it should expand its sights, including 
a more realistic aid formula. If you start 
with fifteen football scholarships, as we do, 
and if you lose student athletes in the same 
proportion that you do other students, then 
you end up with about ten seniors on the 
football squad. Some of our better 
opponents, not to mention schools we would 
like to play against and can't, have twenty- 
five, thirty, even thirty-five scholarships 
for just this one sport. 

In short, I believe we need at least 
twenty-five grants for football with con- 
tinued and increasing funding in other 
areas. I would not want to see any of the 
other sports denied their present and 
increasing levels of support. Basketball, 
lacrosse, track, baseball, soccer, crew, Skiing 
and other sports have brought us great 
credit in recent years. Even our touch 
football champs have given us national 
recognition. 

A better conference and a better schedule 
would not, however, allow us to realize 
sufficient income at home games. We 
should have a 15,000 seat field house and a 
40-50,000 seat stadium. We should also 
have an ice hockey plant. Major special and 
regular events, intramurals, open time, and 
other activities would keep these facilities 



almost constantly in use. 

Once established, a good athletic program 
pays for itself and other programs. More- 
over, it generates a good public image. 
Consider what the outright purchase of 
football teams has done for the reputations 
of several academically weak schools. 
Imagine what a solid athletic program can 
do for an institution that is as strong 
academically as the University of 
Massachusetts. 



Club Calendar 



JAMES H. ALLEN '66 
Director of Alumni Affairs 



Shortly after I became Director of Alumni 
Affairs last June, I met a young man who 
shared my view that there ought to be 
strong ties between the student body and 
the alumni. He was Martin B. Shapiro, 
Class of '71. As vice-chairman of the 
Homecoming Committee, Marty worked 
very closely during the summer months 
with Evan Johnston and myself as we 
planned the Homecoming activities for the 
coming fall. It turned out that Homecoming 
had the greatest student-alumni inter- 
mingling and involvement in recent times. 
But Marty was unable to witness the 
successful result of his interest and enthu- 
siasm. Marty Shapiro spent Homecoming 
1970 in Boston's Massachusetts General 
Hospital where he died on Tuesday, 
December 1. 

It is with great sadness that I dedicate 
this month's column to this fine young man. 



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If you are thinking about going to 
Majorca with us and have not sent in your 
registration, you had better hurry! Eight 
sun-soaked days in the Mediterranean for 
only $329 — it should be the time of our 
lives. There are still some seats left on the 
plane, but time is getting short. Remember 
— the dates are April 17-25 and the plane 
leaves from Bradley Field. 

On November 5, the very active Engi- 
neering Alumni Club held a symposium on 
"The Problems of Environmental Pollution" 
at the Highpoint Motor Inn in Chicopee. 
Alfred Wandrei '50 was chairman and over 
100 people came to learn about the eco- 
logical crisis we are facing. 

After our Redmen football team beat 
Holy Cross at Worcester November 7, 
Bob '^ and Mary Lee Boyle Pelosky '56 
hosted a gathering of 135 alumni. Real 
interest was expressed in developing an 
active alumni group in the area. The Wor- 
cester Alumnae Club has, over the years, 
been very resourceful in raising scholarship 
money, but now the group is reorganizing 
to include men. More on this in the next 
issue of The Alumnus. 

Bill Lane, the Alumni Fund Director, 
and Joe Marcus, Special Assistant to the 
Chancellor for Public Affairs, traveled to 
Washington, D.C. for a National Capitol 
Club function November 12. Sixty-one 
area alumni were at the Flagship Restaurant 
to hear Joe speak on "The University 
Today." During the course of the evening, 
former Capitol Club President Ray Pelissier 
'33 presented a citation to Colonel William 
I. Goodwin '18 for his outstanding service 
to the University through its alumni clubs. 

Last fall, for the first time, a class reuned 
during Homecoming. It was the weekend 
of November 13-15, the second of two 
Homecomings held this year, and the Class 
of 1965 celebrated its 5th in grand style. 

People began arriving on Friday night 
and were immediately guided to Dennis 
Stackhouse's hospitality suite. Before the 
evening was over, classmates had arrived 
from Washington, D.C, Philly and Detroit. 
All told, we had about 100 people for the 



various weekend events. I don't know 
where the rest of you were, but you cer- 
tainly missed a fun-packed weekend. From 
the Friday night cocktail party to the 
Sunday afternoon cocktail party, there was 
never a dull moment. 

The reunion was coordinated with student 
run functions, which included Traffic and 
David Frye on the Saturday night bill with 
Buffy Ste. Marie and the cast from Hair in 
"Peace Parade" on Sunday. One of the 
highlights for me was watching Buffy in 
her first major concert on campus since 
her graduation. 

The success of the weekend was directly 
attributable to Dennis Stackhouse and his 
very able committee. Dennis tells me he is 
already working on the 10th reunion, so 
you should start making plans for 1975. 

On November 21 we played our final 
football game, losing a close one to B.C., 
one of the top teams in the East. After the 
game, about 150 people attended a cocktail 
party in the new Campus Center, under the 
auspices of the Berkshire Alumni Club. 

Our fall season came to a close on 
December 4 with the 17th annual Boston 
Alumni Club Sports Banquet, at the S.S. 
Peter Stuyvesant at Anthony's Pier 4. This 
year's event \vas open to the ladies, and 
one third of the 250 people present were 
members of the fair sex. The Boston 
Alumni Club — Stan Barron '51 and Janice 
Wroblewski '68 in particular — are to be 
congratulated for their efforts in making 
this event such a success. Members of the 
Athletic Department told me afterwards 
that this was the best UMass sports banquet 
they have attended. 

Circle May 21 on your calendars — the 
date of the 3rd annual Varsity M Club Hall 
of Fame & Athletic Awards Banquet. 
Previous inductees include Harold M. Gore 
'13, Louis J. Bush, Sr. '34, Joseph Lojko '34, 
Justin J. McCarthy '21, Clifton W. Morey 
'39, and Milton Morin '66. 

The Class of 1966, Bernie Dallas's class, 
is planning on establishing the Bernie Dallas 
Memorial Mall, located to the east of the 
football stadium. Hopefully, this can be 



A registration form for Alumni 
Weekend, June 4-6, 1971, will be 
bound into the next issue of The 

Alumnus. 



completed by our 5th reunion weekend. 
We would also like to set up a scholarship 
in Bernie's memory, and many money- 
raising ideas are being kicked around. If all 
goes well, one of these may be implemented 
by the spring. We're thinking of holding a 
Bernie Dallas Memorial Football Game, 
pitting the varsity against a team of recent 
football alumni. If the necessary arrange- 
ments can be made, there will be a special 
mailing on this in the early spring. 

Finally — if you debated as a student and 
have not heard from the Debate Alumni 
Club now being formed, please write to the 
debate coach, Ronald J. Matton, at the 
Speech Department. 



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The Classes Report 



1918 

Maj. Gen. John J. Maginnis has written Military 
Government Journal, Normandy to Berlin. 
Published by the UMass Press, the Journal 
describes the Civil Affairs/Military Govern- 
ment which began with the Normandy invasion 
in 1944 and which is concerned with the 
governing of civilians in recently occupied 
or defeated nations. A review by Ivan Sandrof 
in the Worcester Gazette states, "The book 
will provide a rare look at a little publicized 
but vital operation of the military. Gen. 
Maginnis's records include valuable material 
on the Army's relations with French resistance 
forces and on Soviet-American confrontations 
during the first months of Berlin's joint 
occupation." 

1928 

Ethan D. Moore retired as vice-president of 
the Lane Construction Corporation of Meriden, 
Connecticut, on December 31. He and his wife, 
the former Peggy Little, plan to divide their 
time between their Florida home and the new 
house they are building at Berne, New York. 

Edward H. young, assistant to the president 
and alumni executive secretary of Lock Haven 
State College, announced that he will retire 
July 31. The former vice-chairman of the 
Association of State College Organizations, 
he was co-author of the original draft of the 
state college autonomy bill in April 1970. 
In 1969, Governor Shafer appointed him a 
member of the Pennsylvania Crime Com- 
mission. 

The Thirties 

Fred H. Taylor '33, a plant anatomist and 
professor of botany at the University of 
Vermont, was honored recently with the 
presentation of a rare variety of beech. A 
plaque near the tree reads: "The members of 
Dr. Taylor's class in general botany make this 
gift as an expression of appreciation to a fine 
teacher whose interest in and concern for us as 
individuals has greatly enriched our educational 
experience at this university." 



Russell E. MacCleery '34, a member of the 
New Hampshire Traffic Safety Commission, is 
manager of the field services department of the 
Automobile Manufacturers Association. 

Albert B. Hovey '3; has- retired from the 
U.S. Forest Service after thirty-five years in 
that organization. 

George Walker Simmons, Jr. '33 has been 
transferred from Fort Worth to the new area 
office of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development in San Antonio as Chief, Plan- 
ning and Codes Section. 

Dr. Alfred H. Brueckner '36 is a micro- 
biologist at the Veterans Biology Division, 

A.R.S., U.S.D.A. 

Dr. Austin W. Fisher, Jr. '37, professor of 
engineering management at Northeastern 
University, is on a one year leave for study 
and writing in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. 

Dr. Parker E. Lichtenstein '3g has been 
appointed the first university professor at 
Denison University. In his new position, the 
former chairman of the psychology department 
at Denison will teach courses related to several 
disciplines. 

The Forties 

Joseph Bornstein '44 has been elected 
chairman of the American Society of Agri- 
cultural Engineers' North Atlantic Region, an 
area covering twelve northeast states and six 
eastern provinces. 

Gordon Paul Smith '47 is in San Francisco 
as vice-president of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, 
Inc., management consultants. 

Fred F. Guyott, Jr. '48 is general sales 
manager for the Johns-Manville Carpet 
Department. 

The Fifties 

William Lieberwirth '30 has been named 
assistant director of operations planning in the 
operations planning department of the 
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

William J. Quinn '30, former marketing 
manager of W. Pt. Pepperell Company of 
New York, is now with H. Mendel and Com- 
pany of Atlanta. 

Professor Leonard W. Feddema '32 has been 
appointed head of the admissions staff at the 
New York State College of Agriculture, Cornell 
University. 

Lt. Col. George V. Hogan '33, u.s.a.f. 
commands the ground unit that supplies, 



installs, and readies for action the varied types 
of ordnance used on F-4 Phantom aircraft at 
Da Nang a.b. 

Richard T. Cowern '33, owner and operator 
of NewFound Lake Marina, Inc. in Hebron, 
New Hampshire, left the Air Force in 1963 
after nine years as a pilot. 

Lawrence M. Hoff '33, an inventory manage- 
ment specialist on B66 aircraft at Robins a.f.b., 
is a member of the association for retarded 
children in Macon. He is chairman of a com- 
mittee which recently opened a new school for 
the trainable retarded. 

Wil Lepkowski '36 covers the Federal science 
and technology scene as a member of the 
McGraw-Hill Publications Washington News 
Bureau. Publications include Business Week, 
Chemical Engineering, and Engineering News 
Record. 

Richard G. Baldwin '37 is assigned to the 
office of the safeguard System Manager for 
deployment of the abm, in the office of the 
Army Chief of Staff. 

David S. Liederman '37 won reelection to 
his second term in the Massachusetts House of 
Representatives. He had been one of those 
responsible for the extensive housing legis- 
lation passed in 1970. 

Ward J. May '37 has been named manager 
of fabrication-quality-control engineering for 
Xerox's Business Products Group. 

Paul H. McGuinness '37 has been elected 
assistant vice-president of Boston Gas. 

Edward N. Bennett '38, a director of the 
Mechanics Savings Bank of Hartford, has been 
elected an assistant vice-president of the 
Hartford Insurance Group. 

Robert J. DeValle '38 has been named 
director of agencies and designated a senior 
officer in the agency development department 
of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 
Company. 

Robert F. Wise '38 is manager of purchasing 
for the Warwick plant of the Leesona 
Corporation. 

Bruce B. Dickinson '30 is a rocket engineer 
with the Hercules Powder Company in Salt 
Lake City. 

Capt. Gerald L. Emerald '30, an electronic 
warfare officer with a unit of s.a.c, received an 
M.A. in guidance and counseling from Central 
Michigan University. 

Robert J. Zaterka '30 is manager of individual 
programming for State Mutual of America. 



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1960 

Rodney F. Goulding, a member of the staff 
of Palmer, Goodell & Keeney, received desig- 
nation as a Chartered Property Casualty 
Underwriter last October. 

Richard Lipman is teaching at the Bell 
System School for Technical Education in 
Lisle, Illinois. 

1961 

Capt. David U. Burke, a health service officer, 
received the u.s.a.f. Commendation Medal in 
Japan. 

1962 

Dr. Edward R. Balboni is spending sabbatical 
leave from Hunter College in Italy at the 
Institute of General Pathology, University of 
Padova. 

Bonny Waye Chirayath is a nutritionist with 
the Cleveland Department of Nutrition and 
Health. 

George D. Hamer is an air traffic controller 
with the Boston Air Route Traffic Control 
Center. 

George and Judith Sprague Selig have two 
daughters, aged 3 and 15 months. 

Maj. Vincent R. Suppicich 'G, a senior 
navigator, received his third award of the 
Air Medal for missions flown in Viet Nam. 

1963 

Donald C. Cournoyer, a partner in the law 
firm of O'Shaughnessy & Cournoyer, is the 
Public Prosecutor for Southbridge and 
Sturbridge and Director and Conveyancor for 
the Southbridge Credit Union. He and his 
wife Barbara have two children: 6-year-old 
Donald, Jr. and 2-year-old Melissa. 

William F. Harwood is administrative direc- 
tor and assistant treasurer of America Institute 
Counselors, Inc., and administrative director of 
the American Institute for Economic Research. 
He and his wife, the former Diana Piatkowski 
'61, have three children: Heidi, Hally, and 
Scott. 

Capt. William J. Kincaid received the combat 
"V" for valor for contributing to the awarding 
of the Outstanding Unit Award to the Third 
Air Division in Guam. 

David R. Michaud is a housing project 
manager at Westover a.f.b. 



1964 

James E. Bulger has received his Ph.D. in 
biochemistry from Purdue University. He and 
his wife, the former Deborah Selig, have two 
children: Jennifer, 2, and Suzanne, 9 months. 

Robert Clinton, Jr. is employed by the 
Marriott Corporation and is director of food 
services at the National Cathedral School in 
Washington, D.C. His wife, the former Dianne 
Paskowsky, is a substitute teacher in the 
Montgomery County School system. The 
Clintons have three sons. 

Charles D. Hadley, Jr., an instructor in the 
Department of Political Science at Louisiana 
State University, married Mary Turner on 
February 7, 1970. 

Priscilla Hurlbutt Boyle is a substitute 
teacher in Florida. 

Allan W. Johnson, an actuarial student at 
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany, and his wife, the former Kathleen Eich- 
horn '6;, have announced the birth of Lynne 
Ann, born November 15, 1969. 

Capt. Garry R. Kwist is attending the Air 
University's Squadron Officer School at Max- 
well A.F.B. 

Arnold Most, recently promoted to staff 
industrial engineer with I.B.M., dropped us a 
line about his last visit to campus: "We were 
back last summer and were proud to see the 
many new buildings. Also, I am proud to see 
so many UMass graduates assuming important 
positions in business and engineering." He and 
his wife, the former Deborah Bush '66, have 
announced the birth of their second daughter, 
born in February 1970. 

P. Kimball Wallace, who had been president 
of his Class at UMass, is now an account 
executive with The Bresnick Company. 

1965 

Richard C. Franson, a Ph.D. candidate at 
the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at 
Wake Forest University, received his M.S. in 
biochemistry in August. Teresa Joseph Franson 
'66 received an M.A. in English/Education from 
Wake Forest in June. The couple have an- 
nounced the birth of Kristen Marlene, bom 
September 13, 1970. 

Richard Ginkus and his wife Trudy are in 
Del Rio, Texas, where he is with the National 
Park Service. After graduation, he had spent 
two years with the Peace Corps in Peru. 

Wade Houk is the European budget officer 
for the U.S. Information Agency, having 



received an M.A. in international relations from 
Indiana University. He and his wife Doris have 
two children, ages 4 and 1. 

Marcia E. Kane is a teacher in Australia. 

Thomas E. Mahoney, Jr. is central region 
manager for Stanley Power Tools, a division 
of The Stanley Works of Connecticut. 

Capt. Daniel E. O'hAara 111 received the 
Distinguished Flying Cross for his work as a 
C-130 Hercules forward air controller and 
pilot in Southeast Asia. 

1966 

Capt. Marcus J. Boyle, u.s.a.f., an administra- 
tive management officer, is on duty in Viet 
Nam. 

Arnold M. Daniels has been awarded an 
M.S. degree in industrial engineering by 
UMass. 

Roderick P. Hart is an assistant professor 
of communications at Purdue. 

Sue Ann Schoenberger Johnston 'G received 
her master's in French from UMass and is 
teaching at the John Hersey High School in 
Wheeling, Illinois. 

Paul E. Kaplan, a doctoral candidate who 
received his master's last year in special educa- 
tion from Columbia University Teacher's 
College, is employed in the preschool depart- 
ment of the St. Francis de Sales School for the 
Deaf in Brooklyn. 

Gary R. Spongberg has returned to his 
position as junior engineer with the New York 
State Department of Transportation after a 
three year tour of duty with Army military 
intelligence. 

1967 

Naseer H. Aruri 'G, now on the faculty of 
Southeastern Massachusetts University, is co- 
author of Enemy of the Sun, a book of poetry 
of Palestinian Resistance. According to the 
authors, the poetry, "compels us to confront 
squarely the issues of liberation" and "is 
basically a poetry of revolution and change." 

Capt. Raymond M. Bennert, a planning and 
programming officer, received the u.s.a.f. 
Commendation Medal. 

Robert W. Gagnon is Deputy State Attorney 
for the State of Vermont — Montpelier County. 

Capt. Richard Grinnell is at Tan Son Nhut 
Air Base in Viet Nam. 

l/Lt. Mark J. Kassler was awarded an 
M.B.A. by Suffolk University. 

Capt. David A. Rohrs is with the Air Force 



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in Germany where he is responsible for the 
control of fighter interceptor air defense 
missions in n.a.t.o. 

A. Joseph Ross received a J.D. degree from 
Boston University School of Law last June and 
was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 
November. 

Marcia M. Wisemon, who married John F. 
Capron in on January 9, 1970, is a social 
worker with the State of Delaware. 

Robert J. York 'G, a chemical corps officer 
assigned to the Army Mobility Equipment 
Research and Development Center at Fort 
Belvoir, was promoted to captain. 

1968 

Carl Aframe and Bill Downey have recently 
completed tours of duty in Viet Nam with the 
1131st Special Activities Squadron of the 
Air Force. 

Kenny W. Aldrich 'G is employed by the 
Third National Bank of Hampden County. 
He has returned to West Springfield after 
serving in the Army. 

Sgt. Albert H. Belsky is assistant funds 
manager at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base in Viet 
Nam. 

Nancy L. Bien, a guidance counselor at the 
State University of New York, Urban Center in 
Brooklyn, earned her master's in August. In 
September, she married David Diffendale, a 
Ph.D. candidate at Fordham University. 

George E. Dimock, who is married to 
Maureen L. Madigan, is a first lieutenant in 
the Air Force on duty in Thailand. 

Martin I. Estner, who is attending the 
Suffolk University Law School evening divi- 
sion, is with the Harvard Trust Company in 
Cambridge. He married Lois J. Bloom '69, an 
English teacher in Wellesley, on June 21, 1970. 

Lee A. Finkelstein, who married James W. 
Berry on July 5, 1970, is a third year student at 
the Medical College of Pennsylvania. 

Margaret Smith Szewczyk is a doctoral 
candidate in history at Indiana University. 

Capt. Jay H. Waldman is in Viet Nam. 

ilLt. Alan H. Webster received the Air 
Medal for his outstanding performance in 
Viet Nam. 

Elyse A. Wright, previously a teacher in 
East Liverpool, has been appointed sociology 
and temporary anthropology instructor at 
Kent State University's Division of University 
Branches. 

George F. Zebrowski, Jr., a managing editor 



for the Buttenheim Publishing Corporation of 
Pittsfield, married Marsha M. Richey '69 on 
May 16, 1970. Marsha is a music teacher in the 
Central Berkshire Regional school system. 

1969 

Arthur R. Cohen, former manager of the news 
and public affairs department of wfcr-fm, has 
been promoted to manager of programming 
at the station. 

Tom Coury and Bob Servaggio have recently 
completed Viet Nam tours of duty with the 
1131st Special Activities Squadron, u.s.a.f. 

zILt. Peter V. Donaldson, a weather officer, 
is at Kirtland a.f.b. with a unit of the Air 
Weather Service. 

Harvey D. Elman is director of public rela- 
tions and publicity for the College Consulting 
Service in Boston. 

Sandra Clark Hackford is a research dietitian 
at the New York Hospital. 

Joanne Loughnane Keegan is employed by 
the telephone company in Boston. 

Martin M. Kenney is enrolled in the Babson 
College master of business administration 
degree program. 

Deborah Ann Johnson Kobeissi is completing 
work under a Federal fellowship on a master's 
in special education at Illinois State University. 
She is teaching in Peoria part-time and working 
with student personnel services as assistant 
dorm director. 

Kathleen M. Koumjian, who married Timothy 
Vackson on June 13, 1970, is teaching at the 
Patricia Steven Fashion Institute in Vancouver. 

Maria K. Plaza is a software specialist for 
PDP-10 computers at Digital Equipment 
Corporation in Maynard. 

Regina Clarke Sackmary , a Ph.D. candidate 
at the Graduate Center of the City University 
of New York, is a lecturer at the City College 
of New York. 

Betty Scheinfeldt, who is completing her 
training as a Salvation Army officer, is assistant 
director of a home for unwed mothers in 
Cleveland. 

Gregory and Marjorie Raschdorf Scieszka 
are working on masters degrees in education at 
UMass. 

Nancy A. Soucy, who married Wayne M. 
Noel on August 8, 1969, is a physical education 
teacher in Texas. 

Richard W. Story has been employed for the 
past year as a staff assistant in the Provost's 
Office at the University. 



1970 

Edward Bowe is assistant director of student 
activities at Morris County College. 

Gerald C. Chenoweth, a graduate student at 
the University, and Jeanne Lynn were married 
June 20, 1970. 

Stewart A. Kaplan is a graduate student at 
UMass, working on an M.A. in humanistic 
education. 

Dennis J, Waibel, a chemical engineer, is 
with the research division of the Rohm & 
Haas Company assigned to the research process 
engineering department in Bristol, 
Pennsylvania. 

Marriages 

Ruth M. Orzechowski '57 to John F. Dembski. 
Barbara J. Vaughn '64 to Joseph Fontana, 
September 19, 1970. Sheila P. Brown '6$ to 
J. Michael Dunican. Susan J. Elder '6; to 
Frank A. Zoltek, June 29, 1968. Margaret Ellis 
'65 to Benjamin Feldman. Carol Ann Parker '65 
to Stephen Barden. Allen K. Dickinson '66 to 
Phyllis M. Judson '68. Dorette M. Gelzinis '66 
to Richard L. Markham, August 1, 1970. 
Sally A. Gerry '66 to Richard D. Stone, August 
19, 1969. Mary E. Sweeney '66 to Edmund J. 
Nocera, Jr. Bernadette Basarab '67 to Robert D. 
Avery, June 9, 1968. Margaret M. Dunston '6j 
to Mayo B. Parks. Irene P. Lazutin '67 to 
Mohammed Ghazi. Joan R. Rabinovitz '67 to 
Leonard Talkov. Kathleen M. Roche '67 to 
George S. McCarthy. Carol A. Rudge '67 to 
David W. Lodding, August 1967. Nancy Lee 
Jahn '6g to William P. Thorns '67. Carol E. 
Bolduan '68 to Richard A. Shine. Kenneth S. 
Chapman '68 to Sharon L. Redfield '68, June 
22, 1968. Karen M. Kuczarski '68 to Paul J. 
McGettrick. Carolyn Morrie '68G to Mr. Travis. 
Richard Perkins '68 to Shirley Mandell '6a. 
Julie A. Quincy '68 to Roger Jones. Phillips H. 
Sargent, Jr. '68 to Cynthia F. Haigh '70, Febru- 
ary 1970. Leon E. Souweine, Jr. '68 to Ruth 
McCullough '68, December 28, 1968. Christine 
E. Lowe '6a to Robert B. Carlsen '69. Edward 
M. Mackie '69 to Judie Streim, August 15, 1970. 
Susan H. Ostrander '69 to Robert Bruntil. 
Suzanne M. Fredett '70 to Jon T. Park '69. 
Susan E. Patch '69 to David Rochette. Carol A. 
Podolski '69 to Noel Scablik. Coreen L. Rice '69 
to Richard K. Thiele. 

Births 

John Anthony born March 19, 1969 to John and 



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Mary Lou Walters Hagen '57. Tracy Sylvia 
born July 2, 1970 to Ronald '58 and Sylvia 
Finos Vacca '59. Gary Allyn born June 29, 
1970 to Allyn and Diana Carlson Peterson '62. 
Todd Ehnes born December 2, 1969 to Ronald 
and Carole Ehnes Stribley '62. Amy Allison 
born August 16, 1970 to Paul '64 and Joanne 
Sullivan Jaszek '6$. Christopher Robert born 
January 21, 1970 to Nancy and Ronald Julius 
'65. David Paul born October 20, 1970 to Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert M. Hutton '65G. Thomas 
Joseph in born September 24, 1970 to Thomas 
and Anne Richards Stoudt '6;. Helen Marie 
born August 21, 1970 to Charles and Helen 
Martin Flanagan '66. Mark Ira born March 11, 
1970 to Steven and Joyce Norman Pyenson '66. 
Douglas Robert born December 23, 1969 to 
Robert and Carol Olsen Cloutier '67. Matthew 
Patrick born October 13, 1970 to Mark and 
Cheryl Bogie McMahon '68. Amy Lynn born 
November 12, 1970 to Patricia and Donald C. 
Willoughby '68. A son born November 23, 1970 
to Andrea and Robert Foley '6g. 

Obituaries 

Myron S. Hazen '10 died November 12, 1970. 
He was employed by the Coe Mortimer 
Fertilizer Company in 1910 and advanced to 
president in 1916. The company merged with 
the American Agricultural Chemical Company 
in 1920, and he was manager of service for 
field research and farm service when he retired 
in 1946. From 1946 to 1963, he successfully 
operated his fruit farm in Milton, New York. 
He is survived by his wife and brother. 

Reyer H. Van Zwaluwenburg '13 died Octo- 
ber 22, 1970. Van, a prominent member of his 
class at M.A.C, served as class historian, as a 
member of the Index board, and on the College 
Signal for four years. He was a member of Phi 
Sigma Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. A nationally 
known entomologist, he had done research in 
the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, Africa, Europe, 
Japan, and, finally, Hawaii. His work in Europe 
was funded by the National Science Founda- 
tion, and, in Hawaii, he was with the Hawaiian 
Sugar Planters Association for thirty-one years. 
The 1965 Fernald Club yearbook was dedicated 
to him. Van was a fellow of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science 
and past president of the Hawaiian Entomo- 
logical Society. His wife, son, and three 
grandchildren survive him. 

Edwin C. Towne '15 died on October 16, 1970. 



Raymond A. Cashing, who entered M.A.C. 
with the Class of '16, died September 3, 1970. 
After serving with the Eighth Cavalry during 
World War I, he went to Wyoming to learn 
cattle raising and finally purchased a ranch 
near Littleton, Colorado. Later, he acquired a 
3,000 acre spread near Laramie which he finally 
sold for a smaller place near Wheatland, 
Wyoming. He is survived by his wife. 

Raymond T. Stowe '18 died June 15, 1970. 
In 1920 he had become vice-president in charge 
of sales for the Wirthmore Feeds organization. 
A former member of the Rotary Club of Green- 
field, member of the Chamber of Commerce of 
Concord, and Life Deacon of the Trinitarian 
Congregational Church of Christ in Concord, 
he was always a loyal alumnus of the Univer- 
sity. His wife, four children, and fifteen grand- 
children survive him. 

Paul B. Brown, who entered M.A.C. with the 
Class of '21, died April 20, 1970. 

Tscharner D. Watkins, Sr. '21 died November 
19, 1970. The senior member of Watkins 
Nurseries in Virginia, he is survived by his 
wife, five children, and nine grandchildren. 

Arthur "Larry" Swift '22 died on October 21, 
1970. He had been a teacher of chemistry and 
biology at Amherst High School for over thirty 
years before his retirement in 1964. He had also 
been director of visual aids for the Amherst 
school system and for church organizations. 
In i960, Larry was the first recipient of the 
Robert Frost Award, personally presented by 
Robert Frost, "in recognition of creative and 
effective work done on a secondary level." 
In 1961, he again received the award. In 1962, 
he received the UMass Associate Alumni 
Certificate of Distinguished Service. That same 
year, the Amherst Citizen Award in recognition 
of many years of service to the community was 
presented to him. He was a member of the 
North Congregational Church (where he held a 
number of offices), a corporator of the Amherst 
Savings Bank, and an avid fisherman. His wife, 
two children, and four grandchildren survive 
him. 

Lester C. Peterson '36 died August 24, 1970. 
He received his Ph.D. in plant pathology from 
Cornell in 1942. He remained at that university 
and, in 1956, became a full professor. Dr. 
Peterson, whose work centered on improving 
the potato for quality and resistance to blight, 
wrote many articles for technical and profes- 
sional publications. 



Dr. Raymond J. Hock '43 died August 28, 
1970. He was hit by a falling branch during a 
windstorm while camping in the Grand Canyon. 

William Edward Stadler '46 died October 17, 
1970. He was employed as a land appraiser for 
the U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Service. He is 
survived by his wife, three children, his father, 
and two sisters. 

Henry L. Thompson '50 died April 25, 1970. 

Jean Grayson, who entered the University 
with the Class of '52, died recently. She had 
been secretary to the U.S. Ambassador to Israel 
for the past three years. In the Foreign Service 
since 1954, she had served many embassies all 
over the world. Her parents and two sisters 
survive her. 

Robert F. O'Reilly '58 died November 4, 
1970 from injuries sustained in an automobile 
accident. A graduate of Boston College Law 
School, he was a member of the Massachusetts 
Bar and was a claims adjuster for Allstate in 
Burlington, Vermont. He is survived by his 
wife, the former Valerie Bombardier '56, four 
daughters, three sisters, and five brothers. 

Clark Mitchell '39 died November 13, 1970. 

Norbert Tessier '60 died December 6, 1970 in 
the unexplained crash of his flying club aircraft. 
Norbie held a commercial pilot's rating and 
had recently passed written tests for an instru- 
ment flight rating. An employee of i.b.m., he 
leaves his wife, the former Sally Swift '60, and 
two children. 

Stanislaus J. J. Rusek '62 died April 9, 1970. 

Kenneth A. White '62 died in Viet Nam. 

Clarence B. Shelnutt '63 died June 4, 1970. 

Timothy F. Murphy, Jr. '6a died in October 
1970 in Viet Nam. A former sports writer for 
the Collegian, he was regarded as one of the 
best writers in that paper's history. 



'Kids' Stuff 



Forty-eight youngsters, guided by Lucy 
Szalankiewicz Ruland '69, are busy putting 
together a newspaper involving the entire 
student body of the Flower Hill Elementary 
School in Port Washington, New York. The 
recent subject of a Time magazine article, 
"Kids' Stuff" is in its second year and comes 
out three times annually. 

When interviewed with her pint-sized 
newspaper staff, Lucy Ruland wore a red knit 
pantsuit and a bright yellow blouse. It was 
a far cry from her seven years as a nun in 
the Felician order in Enfield, Connecticut. 
For five of those years, she had taught in a 
parochial school. But she had felt restricted 
by the rules that kept her from using her talents 
to the fullest, and she was troubled by the 
fact that she had taken her vows. Mrs. Ruland 
admits to a great deal of soul-searching before 
she made the decision to leave the order. 
A Polish priest, Father Cegielka, finally gave 
her the courage to do so. "My daughter," 
he said, "take God by the hand and walk 
out of here." 

When she left the order in 1965, she plunged 
into the world of business. First she wrote 
radio copy for a station in Massachusetts, 
and later did public relations work for Steuben 
Glass in New York City. It was then she met 
the man who is now her husband. Gardner 
Ruland, whom she married on July 4, 1969, 
has been a paraplegic since he was wounded 
during the Korean War, when he was 19. 
Half of their four year courtship was carried 
out via telephone when Lucy went back to the 
University of Massachusetts to complete the 
requirements for her degree. She then applied 
for a teaching position at the Flower Hill 
School, and was accepted. 

Her work on "Kids' Stuff" is very demanding, 
although much of the burden is shouldered 
by the children themselves. "Roving Reporter" 
Bud Lavery canvasses every classroom to find 
out what activities are in progress. Material 
ranging from poems to crossword puzzles is 
accumulated by the teacher of each class. 




Under the leadership of Editor in Chief 
Ed Glassman, the contributions are edited and 
recopied. Layouts are made, and the art 
department, headed by Pam Driscoll and 
Elise Ciregno, embellishes the whole thing 
with original drawings. Two Flower Hill 
employees do the typing and run off the 
mimeographed copies, which are then dis- 
tributed free throughout the school. 

As noted in Time, "Kids' Stuff" is definitely a 
success, and Lucy Ruland deserves much of 
the credit. According to Principal Lee Aschen- 
brenner, the rest of the Flower Hill School 
faculty all "take their hats off to her." 



MRS,: SUSAN BRYNTESQN 
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The Alumnus 

April/May 1971 

Volume II, Number 2 

Katie S. Gillmor, Editor 

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CREDITS : 

Steve Stamas, the cover and page 13. 
Gib Fullerton, pages 1 and 2. 
Mike Feinstein, page 3. 
Tracie Rozhon, page 5. 
Index, pages 6, 8 and 10 (left). 
Clemens Calischer, page 9. 
Jim Gerhard, page 10 (right). 
Gail Oakland, page 19. 
Russ Mariz, page 27. 




In This Issue 

Black & White in the Valley 

Bonnie Barrett Stretch, a Mount Holyoke 
alumna, writes of the development of Black 
Studies and the position of black students and 
faculty at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Hol- 
yoke, Smith, and the University. This is the 
fourth annual five college magazine supple- 
ment. Page 3. 

The Black Way of Life 

Johnetta Cole discusses the academic view of 
black subculture in an article designed as an 
introduction to black anthropology. Mrs. Cole, 
an associate professor of Afro-American 
Studies and anthropology, has included a read- 
ing list for those who wish to pursue the 
subject further. Page 11. 

Lacrosse 

The Indians invented it, the UMass team excels 
at it, and Peter Pascarelli writes about it. 
Page 22. 

"Don't get nervous. ..." page 1 

The Academy page 16 

On Campus page 18 

From the Sidelines page 24 

Comment page 26 

Club Calendar page 26 

The Classes Report page 27 



// 



Don't get nervous- 
it's only a game." 

KATIE 5. GILLMOR 



"Where's Julie?" "We're missing someone 
else too. I only count twelve." "No, there 
are thirteen players. Where's Julie?" 

The bus waited for Julius Erving outside 
Boyden on the afternoon of March 19, amid 
snow flurries and musical diversion from 
the pep band. The basketball team was head- 
ing for New York City to face top-rated 
North Carolina in the first round of the nit, 
and Erving, the star player, was five minutes 
late. 

When he hurried on board the bus pulled 
out, and Jack Leaman, the head coach, set- 
tled grimly into his seat. Someone whistled 
for a few minutes, then stopped. Leaman 
opened a newspaper and most of his players 
followed suit. 

The trip, which ought to have taken less 
than four hours, lasted five. There was 
snow and then rain; there was an unsched- 
uled stop in Springfield; there was traffic 
and the bus driver was not familiar with the 
route. 

Conversation was sporadic until after 
Springfield. The talk centered on ucla and 
Assumption, and then on the press's cov- 
erage of Julie. One kid, referring to a draw- 
ing of Erving by the Springfield Daily News 
cartoonist Jimmy Trelease '63, said, "You 
look like Muhammad Ali after he's been 
smacked in the jaw." Erving barely re- 
sponded. He sat quietly with a wad of cotton 
stuck in one nostril, waiting for his nose 
to stop bleeding. 

They talked a little about the nit, and 
about the sign that someone had tacked on 
the Cage door after the loss to Springfield 
last February : a drawing of a tombstone 




inscribed "r.i.p. — n.i.t." 

They talked about girls too. One guy was 
kidded about the girl he had been with in 
Maine. "She was so ugly, it hurt your feel- 
ings to look at her." 

Someone produced a pack of cards that 
measured 5" x 7". "Hey, Julie," he said, 
"can you shuffle these?" Erving coolly han- 
dled the deck while Mike Pagliara, the 5'io 
guard, laughed and said, "I can't get my 
hands anywhere near them." He dug out a 
pack of cards more his size and started a 
game of whist at the back of the bus. He 
and John Betancourt (the other 5 '10 guard), 
Chris Coffin (a 6'4 forward), and athletic 
trainer Jim Laughnane '61 sat around a 
precariously balanced valise, apparently 



more interested in flamboyant arguments 
about rules than in getting down to business. 

Leaman walked to the back of the bus 
and grabbed Betancourt's hair, saying to 
Laughnane, "Give him a little trim, will 
you?" Laughnane indicated Pag's hair and 
the Coach said, "Yeah, it's longer than 
my daughter's. Anyone have some clippers? 
You know, I saw some of the greatest moves 
in practice today — shoot and push your 
hair back, pass and push your hair back." 
As Leaman moved back to his seat, Erving 
took Laughnane's place at the valise and the 
game settled down. 

The rest of the team was either sleeping 
or reading, and John Betancourt decided to 
shake things up. "Hey, Julie," he said, "wake 




Julius Erving tries to block a shot. 

On page i, John Betancourt moves down 
the court under pressure. 



up Bobby Powers. Tell him Coach Leaman 
wants him." Erving declined. "Pag, you do 
it," said Betancourt. Julius interrupted, 
"Cut it out. Why not let him sleep?" 
"What's the matter?" Betancourt answered. 
"Are you the good guy on this trip?" Erving 
subsided and Betancourt did his own dirty 
work. Powers was shaken awake and told, 
"The Coach wants you." Bobby stared at 
John for a moment, then grabbed a news- 
paper and smacked him with it. "That's the 
second time you've done that. Don't do it 
again," he yelled. But Betancourt was satis- 
fied and went back to playing whist. 

The trip seemed interminable. Every five 
minutes someone would say "Where are 
we?" or "How much longer?" As the bus 
finally began to work its way through the 
rush hour traffic, the whist game broke up. 
A moment before Pagliara had dropped the 
cards he was holding and Erving had said, 
"Don't be nervous, don't be nervous — it's 
only a game." 

The Redmen met North Carolina at 11 
a.m. the following morning. The game was a 
shambles. Erving got four personal fouls 
in the first half and was fouled out of the 
game within five minutes of the second 
half. Two minutes before, John Betancourt 
had slammed into the base of the oppon- 
ents' basket, injuring his ankle. As Jack 
Leaman said later, "I would never have be- 
lieved that my two best players would play 
only 23 minutes each in the nit." 

It was unbelievable. So was the score — 
90-49. North Carolina had handed Leaman 
his worst defeat in five years of coaching. 

As the score suggests, the UMass team 
was not at their best. There were far too 
many turnovers, and they couldn't hit even 
when they could hold onto the ball. The 
kind of brilliant effort that made the victory 
over Syracuse possible was missing. But 
it wasn't until Julie was fouled out that the 
game became a rout. And even then, UMass 
fought desperately — battered by the Tar 
Heels' brutal defense and demoralized, of- 
fensively, by their uncanny accuracy. Fi- 
nally numb, the Redmen heard the buzzer 
ending the game. 



The bus ride home Sunday began as 
grimly as the game had ended the day be- 
fore. But Leaman made a point of sitting 
with the players, joking with them and giv- 
ing them reassurance. By the time the driver 
had found his way out of New York, (he 
still wasn't familiar with the route,) spirits 
had improved to the point that Betancourt, 
Pagliara, Coffin and Charlie Peters felt up 
to playing whist. 

As the bus pulled up beside Boyden, the 
players piled out with the Coach's voice 
ringing in their ears : "And remember — keep 
practicing. Start next Monday." 




Sam Provo shoots; Rich Vogeley is in 
the foreground. 




Black and White 
in the Valley 

BONNIE BARRETT STRETCH 



A Five College supplement to the 
alumni magazines of Amherst 
College, Mount Holyoke College, 
Smith College, and the University 
of Massachusetts, with the par- 
ticipation of Hampshire College. 



When Martin Luther King was killed — way 
back in 1968 — white America wept with 
remorse and guilt and vowed to do better by 
its black brethren. The nation's colleges 
and universities, in particular, pledged 
themselves to new efforts toward an inte- 
grated society, and promised to increase 
black enrollment, create new scholarships, 
hire more black faculty members and 
administrators, and develop more Afro- 
American curricula. 

The four valley institutions — Smith, 
Mount Holyoke, Amherst, and the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts, (Hampshire was as 
yet unborn) — were certainly among the most 
concerned. Indeed, Mount Holyoke in 1963 
had begun intensively to recruit black stu- 
dents and had been involved since 1965 in 
programs such as A Better Chance (abc), 
to help disadvantaged black youth enter 
preparatory schools and eventually enroll 
in colleges, including Mount Holyoke. The 
University of Massachusetts in 1967 had 
taken the first steps toward its ccebs (Com- 
mittee for the Collegiate Education of Black 
Students) program by recruiting 125 stu- 
dents from big-city ghettoes. One could 
fairly say the valley institutions represented 



Most people at the colleges and 
the University feel that these 
institutions have a chance to build 
a harmonious multi-racial, 
multi-ethnic community. 
Nevertheless, the campuses have 
experienced racial tensions and 
conflicts that parallel those of the 
larger society. 



the best in white liberal thought and deed. 
In the years following, they all launched 
active recruiting campaigns and more than 
doubled their enrollments of black students. 

But no one fully anticipated what this 
would mean for these institutions. At the 
time all that was intended was to open the 
doors of white society a little wider. Many 
of the new students, however, came from 
poorer socio-economic and educational 
backgrounds and from all-black communi- 
ties. The adjustment to a white middle class 
campus was often an enormous problem. 
But just as important, for the first time 
these white middle class communities came 
face to face with a large number of blacks. 
And although it took longer to recognize, 
the culture shock was just as great for 
the whites. 

Although most people at the colleges and 
the University believe that this valley and 
the institutions in it have a better chance 
than most other areas in the country to 
build a harmonious multi-racial, multi- 
ethnic community, still in the last couple 
of years the campuses have experienced 
racial tensions and conflicts that parallel 
those of the larger society. Black students 
have become assertive and highly visible, 
and even though a number of the white 
faculty, administrators, and students have 
tried to cooperate and understand, there 
have been feelings of discomfort, and some- 
times even anger and fear. As Walter 
Morris-Hale, assistant professor of gov- 
ernment at Smith, put it: "How do you 
create an integrated community whose 
parent is a segregated society?" 

The first changes the institutions faced, 
of course, were in recruiting and admis- 
sions procedures. The three colleges are 
among the nation's most academically 
distinguished, and the University of Massa- 
chusetts is one of the most highly selective 
public universities in the country. Tradi- 
tional admissions criteria, such as sat scores 
and high school records, had long kept 
black enrollment at these schools to a 
minimum. Other criteria were needed if 
enrollment was to expand substantially. 

While the University's ccebs program 



aimed to open the doors to all who wanted 
to come, the private colleges set out to 
find students who, despite poor schooling, 
could be expected to survive the academic 
pace. The essential ingredient seemed to boil 
down to high motivation — what are the 
student's aspirations, how much drive and 
leadership ability does he or she have? 
"Basically," says Louise Hall, assistant 
director of admission at Smith, "we look 
for consistent high achievement in whatever 
context the student is working." 

The University, on the other hand, has 
gone into the ghetto to bring out young 
people who never gave college a dream, 
much less a thought. The ccebs program 
attempts to provide the extensive psycho- 
logical and academic support these students 
need in their first year or so. 

Until 1967, however, the University, 
despite its role as a state institution, had 
almost totally neglected the state's black 
population. Black enrollment hovered 
around 45 — on a campus of over 10,000. 
That year, the half dozen or so black 
faculty members and administrators deter- 
mined to change things and launched a 
massive effort to open University doors to 
all segments of the Massachusetts black 
community. In three years ccebs has grown 
to a $1.2 million program with more than 
500 students, most of whom have been 
recruited from the ghettoes of Boston 
and Springfield. 

"We set out to design a new type of pro- 
gram," explains Randolph W. Bromery, 
vice chancellor for student affairs at the 
University and president of the committee. 
"ccebs is based on the rationale that any 
student who has had the misfortune of 
twelve years of poor schooling is not only 
ill prepared for college academically, but 
also feels psychologically inferior. If you 
bring that student to a white campus, he's 
not going to survive — unless, one, you turn 
him around, and two, you turn the campus 
around as well." 

The first aim of ccebs, then, is to help the 
student develop a more positive self-image. 
Tutorial aid for any and all of his courses 
helps to assure his academic survival, and 




academic counseling helps to steer him in 
directions where he can develop his poten- 
tial and begin to experience success. There 
are sixty full-time paid tutors in ccebs 
selected by the various departments from 
among the University's 3,000 graduate 
students. From ccebs' point of view, this 
institutionalizes the program. When all the 
university departments are involved, ccebs 
students cannot be dismissed as an isolated 
group. "Once the program becomes part 
of the University, the 'disadvantaged' label 
will disappear," Bromery believes. "We 
counsel students, 'Stay in the program as 
long as you're here. If you do well, help 
your brother and sister.' This welds the unit 



together politically as well." 

"Developing political awareness is an 
important part of the program," points out 
William Wilson, professor of sociology at 
the University. "The black student needs 
to learn to resist invidious comparisons. 
He has to be made aware of this society's 
structure of inequality. Otherwise he will 
internalize the definitions and perceptions 
of the larger group and continue to see 
himself as inferior." 

The need to resist white society's defini- 
tions of black people exists on the other 
campuses as well. Despite the impetus and 
support of the movement toward black 
pride in the larger society, it is not easy to 



make this work on a day-to-day basis living 
closely with white people. Black students 
often feel besieged by insensitive probing 
and insincere gestures of friendship. 

"The tendency is to use you as a spokes- 
man," explains Sandy Simpson, head of 
Mount Holyoke's Afro-American Society. 
"You can't be an individual. 'How do black 
people feel about that, Sandy?' I don't 
know how 'black people' feel about it. I 
know how / feel about it, that's all. But 
things aren't as bad as when I first came 
here. There are more of us now, and that 
helps. And white people seem to be learning 
a little. We just won't let them use us as 
guinea pigs any more." 

The increase of black faculty and staff 
at all the institutions has also helped. These 
black adults already know well enough the 
difficulties of being black in a white world, 
and they can offer help and understanding 
from the depths of their own experience. 
Their numbers are still far too few, however. 

Then there are the Afro-Am Societies 
and the Black Cultural Centers. Afro-Am 
organizations started on the campuses in 
the spring of 1967, but only within the last 
year or two has each campus acceded to 
pressure from the black students for a place 
of their own where they can get away 
from the white campus world for a while 
and relax by themselves. On a daily basis, 
the societies and centers serve as social 
clubs and meeting places, ways of getting 
together with people you feel close to. They 
bring lecturers, artists, and theatre groups 
to the campuses, and provide forums for 
black needs. 

But they also serve a more fundamental 
purpose. "Black people are involved in a 
cultural nationalism movement," Professor 
Wilson says. "This is an effort to revive or 
perpetuate aspects of black experience, 
culture, and heritage. Once you get involved 
in this effort, you see a need for programs 
to enhance it. Such programs increase the 
interaction of blacks with each other and 
decrease interaction with others. Thus the 
need for Afro-Am, cultural centers, and 
black studies." 

The task is to maintain a black identity 




in a white world, not to succumb to the 
temptation of becoming a white person 
with black skin. The need is urgent and 
not merely one of individual salvation. 
The young men and women who attend 
these colleges are among the privileged 
few, and they are being urged to return 
to their communities and help other young 
blacks along the road they've already 
traveled. 

The difficulties of this task can be seen 
in the light of the history of white education 
for black people. Ever since the Civil War, 
white people have offered black people 
higher education. Originally it was in the 
form of white-owned and white-governed 
colleges for Negroes. Later some few 
Negroes made it into white northern insti- 
tutions. But it was always on the same 
terms — that they forsake the black back- 
ground from which they came and adopt 
white middle-class styles and values. In the 
past, educated middle-class Negroes fre- 
quently sought to dissociate themselves 
from their poor brethren. As E. Franklin 
Frazier makes clear in Black Bourgeoisie, 
"Middle class Negroes have rejected both 
identification with the Negro and his tradi- 
tional culture. Through delusions of wealth 
and power they have sought identification 
with the white America which continues to 
reject them." 

It is the thrust of the new Five College 
Program for Black Studies to break this 
pattern, to recognize the continuity of the 
black experience in America, to provide the 
student not only with black pride but with 
a solid knowledge of his rich cultural herit- 
age and an understanding of the ways in 
which this heritage has been denied him 
till now. 

A basic element is defined in the lengthy 
proposal for the W.E.B. DuBois Department 
of Afro-American Studies at the University 
of Massachusetts (on which the five college 
program is based) : 

"This current generation of Black 
Students is, by virtue of the historical 
circumstances in which they find them- 
selves and the alternatives available to 
them, the most important generation 



of Black people to be produced in this 
country, because the decisions made by 
this group, the commitments they 
espouse and the responsibilities they 
accept will determine the fate of the 
Black community in this country. 

"Consequently, much of the emphasis 
of the Department will be on develop- 
ing a tradition of service, of collective 
responsibility, and a sense of national 
purpose and priorities among these 
students." 

The Five College Program for Black 
Studies first came to life late last winter 
after black student demonstrations, which 
included building takeovers on the Amherst 
and Mount Holyoke campuses, called for 
the establishment on each campus of a 
black studies department and support for 
a number of other projects of the five college 
black community. 

Actually, a five college black studies 
committee had been formed two months 
earlier, in December 1969, in response to 
a five college long-range planning report 
submitted to the college presidents the 
previous October. But the committee's 
members readily admit that not much had 
been accomplished until the dramatic events 
of February 1970, when the takeovers 
demonstrated the coherence of the five 
college black student community and im- 
pressed on the institutions the urgency of 
the student demands. As a result, the creaky 
machinery of academe got into gear, and 
in record time each institution approved a 
black studies or Afro-American department. 

The rationale of a separate department 
lay in concern for establishing "a black 
academic and cultural presence in what is 
at present a completely white-oriented 
environment." As a separate department it 
would have the same autonomy and power 
of all other departments to recommend 
hiring and firing of faculty, to develop a 
philosophy of education, and to establish 
a comprehensive and coherent curriculum. 
None of these things could happen as 
effectively in the existing interdepartmental 
black studies programs which several of 



the institutions already had established. 

Separate departments do not imply a 
"separatist" philosophy, however. Black 
studies faculty at all the colleges have speci- 
fically stated that all courses and the major 
are open to white students as well as black. 
An education that ignores the roles of the 
black man in America deprives the white 
student as well as the black of a sophisti- 
cated and accurate vision of his nation's 
history and culture. (At Smith this year, for 
example, a white student is among the first 
five black studies majors.) 

Nor would white faculty or the works 
of white scholars be excluded. The crucial 
factor in considering new faculty members, 
apart from a demonstrable proficiency in 
their fields, would not be race but "an intel- 
lectual commitment to an aggressive non- 
traditional approach to their specific 
discipline." In the last five years or so, the 
new and fervent interest of scholars in the 
Afro-American experience has brought to 
light voluminous materials of early black 
writers formerly hidden in obscure journals 
or lost in neglected library collections. The 
reproduction of these sources by the large 
publishing houses, combined with thousands 
of related scholarly books and articles, 
provide a wealth of material for black 
studies. Thus, states the proposal for the 
W.E.B. DuBois Department at the Univer- 
sity, "contrary to general opinion, the major 
function of Black Studies is not merely the 
introduction of little-known or ignored facts 
and events concerning the history of Black 
peoples. The major function of the field will 
be the introduction and validation of new 
methods and sources, the creation of new 
interpretations of traditional materials, and 
a radical transformation of the notions, 
concepts, and perceptions of history, society, 
and culture presently embodied in the white 
western academic traditions." 

For instance, materials are now coming 
to light that challenge the assumptions of 
some historians that American slaves basi- 
cally accepted their oppressed condition, or 
that black people played little active role 
before or during the Civil War (i.e., that 



As a result of the dramatic events 
of February 1970, which 
demonstrated the coherence of the 
five college black student 
community, the creaky machinery 
of academe got into gear. In record 
time, each institution approved a 
black studies or Afro-American 
department. 




they passively waited for the white man to 
free them). Many of these issues are still 
unresolved, but they are at least open to 
question in ways they never were before. 

In the field of literature, Eugene Terry, as- 
sistant professor of literature at Hampshire 
College, is challenging previous assumptions 
that black writing, and black art in general, 
lacks the complexity of white art, that it is 
"intuitive," "exotic," or sociologically ac- 
curate, but naive in technique and theme. 
Terry is also teaching a course on black 
autobiography, which he feels reveals classic 
patterns dictated by self, race, and human- 
ity, that recur in the lives of such diverse 
figures as Frederick Douglass and 
Malcolm X. 



Yet while the black studies departments 
have been established at each institution, 
and as a group have attracted an impressive 
array of scholars, the efficient coordination 
outlined in the proposal has been slow to 
come. Traditional institutional jealousies 
affect even these new departments. As the 
summer interim five college committee 
reported in September, "the program lacks 
coherence in its perspective, curriculum, 
and structure." 

As the year wears on, however, some of 
the difficulties are being ironed out by the 
permanent Five College Afro-American 
Studies Executive Committee. The commit- 
tee, comprised of the department chairman 
and a black student from each institution, 
has met almost weekly since November. 
The course offerings for the second semester 
are almost double the number offered in the 
fall, and a more carefully coordinated 
curriculum has been drafted for 1971-72. 
Forty-four different courses are now being 
taught on the five campuses. Of the private 
colleges, the Amherst department, under 
the chairmanship of Professor Asa Davis, 
offers the largest selection — nine courses, 
including Modern African History; Intro- 
duction to Black Religion in Africa and 
America; African Elements in Brazil, Latin 
America and the Caribbean; and an anthro- 
pology course on Peoples of Africa. 

The black studies major is commended 
as an academic study on the same basis 
as any other part of the curriculum of a 
liberal arts college. Additionally, as in 
departments such as political science and 
sociology, involvement in some form of 
community study will be available to stu- 
dents desiring it. But so far, neither black 
nor white students have flocked to take 
the major. Although generally enthusiastic 
about individual courses, the students 
seem to be waiting for the new major to 
prove itself. Most black students at these 
institutions are here for the same reasons 
as white students — to get the rigorous aca- 
demic training and the prestigious degree 
that will admit them to well-paid careers 
or to good graduate, medical, and law 
schools. (Indeed a large number of black 



students entering Smith in the past two 
years have expressed interest in premed 
study.) 

The Five College Afro-American Studies 
Executive Committee, concerned with es- 
stablishing academic credentials, has only 
slowly become involved with such nonaca- 
demic responsibilities as student community 
work in Holyoke and Springfield. Student 
summer tutorial programs, and "bridge" 
programs to ease the transition to college 
for black freshmen, have received minimal 
cooperative attention. Each institution has 
been involved in one or more of these pro- 
grams, but seldom on a cooperative basis. 
Smith and Amherst have cooperated for 
two years in a tutorial program. Mount 
Holyoke and Smith have cooperated on 
a bridge program and have individually 
worked with the national Afro-American 
Educational Opportunity program to inform 
black high school students about colleges 
they otherwise might not consider. The 
University for several years has been a part 
of Upward Bound — a precollege "compen- 
satory educational program" funded by the 
Office of Economic Opportunity and the 
University. Hampshire has its own Early 
Identification Program — working with a 
group of 29 fifth grade children from the 
city of Holyoke. 

All of these cost the colleges large sums 
of money, and all of the colleges are finding 
that the enthusiasm of foundations for such 
programs is declining. But all are essential 
steps for building a multi-racial community, 
and cooperative efforts in most cases would 
be cheaper, more efficient, and more likely 
to attract outside funding. 

One major block has been the difference 
in philosophy and commitment between the 
University and the four private colleges. 
"The University has a very different 
charge," noted a Smith administrator. "It 
has a commitment to the State of Massa- 
chusetts which even ccebs doesn't meet. 
Smith has a different group of applicants, 
and if we take all those who apply who 
meet our standards we already have more 
than the national percentage. So why should 
we take on the public university's job of 



educating the unqualified students?" 

One University faculty member has said 
that his institution recognizes some dif- 
ferences, but he adds, "In the past these 
have been white elitist institutions; now 
they're integrated elitist institutions. We 
feel the society — certainly the black com- 
munity — can no longer afford that kind of 
class distinction . . ." 

The University is in a strong position to 
press its point of view. Today it is clearly 
an institution on the move. With state 
funds, it is building itself a new reputation 
in a wide range of fields. As in other fields, 
so also in black studies, it has a larger staff 
and more course offerings than any of the 
four private colleges, all of which, cooper- 
atively or separately, are having trouble 
finding sufficient funds to support their 
programs. 

Cooperation is useful, however, in attract- 
ing scholars to these small New England 
towns. A consortium of five prestigious 
institutions carries more weight than any 
one could alone. The search for outstanding 
black faculty is arduous, not only because 
they are scarce, but because they are in 
great demand and are less likely to come 
to a small town than to a more urban 
setting. 

Each town harbors its share of prejudice. 
"There is a certain level of tolerance for the 
things students do," explained one faculty 
member, "and the tolerance-level is much 
lower for black students." To help rebuild 
deteriorating town-gown rapport, each of 
the institutions has set up a committee to 
create better relations with the townspeople. 

"It's a question of institutional responsi- 
bility," says Lawrence Flood, assistant 
professor of political science at Mount 
Holyoke. "If you bring students to an 
environment you know to be hostile, you 
have a real responsibility to deal with that 
hostile environment." 

A great deal of this burden falls on the 
black faculty and staff at each institution. 
It is they who must keep the white campus 
community aware of what the young blacks 
are experiencing. They race from faculty 




meetings to student meetings to town meet- 
ings to conferences with individual students 
on their academic or social problems. "Black 
faculty should receive combat pay," declared 
one professor. 

For black faculty members who also wish 
to pursue their own scholarly interests, the 
burden is particularly heavy. Conflicts of 
interest between personal concerns as schol- 
ars and broader concerns with the black 
students and community are not always 
easily resolved. A faculty member can give 
willingly and extensively to student needs 
for a while, but there is a point where he 
needs to withdraw, and this can cause 
tensions within himself and with other 



black faculty and students. There is a deep- 
seated ambiguity about being a black person 
on a white campus, an ever present knowl- 
edge that despite your commitment to the 
black community, you are nonetheless living 
in Amherst and not in Harlem. The black 
struggle, of course, has no geographical 
boundaries, but of the territorial choices, 
Amherst is certainly one of the more com- 
fortable. For many, the balance is uneasy; 
the ambiguity takes a toll. 

Similar conflicts plague black students. 
The problems are as great for those from 
suburbia encountering a strong black com- 
munity for the first time as they are for 
those from the inner city or rural South 



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encountering a large white community. 
All young people of this age face existential 
questions: "Who am I? Where do I belong? 
What do I want to do with my life?" But 
each question is compounded for young 
blacks, for they must find their place in the 
black world as well. They are being called 
on, by themselves and by others, to take a 
broad responsibility for what happens to 
the black community in this country. Too 
often, this creates conflicts with personal 
needs and desires: "How black do I want to 
be? Do I want to become a lawyer to join a 
big corporation, or go to the ghetto and 
sweat for the poor?" Even with the help of 
black faculty and staff, the black student 
finds no easy bridge from the suburban 
campus to the inner city. And when these 
inner conflicts are exacerbated by white 
insensitivity, tempers flare and tensions rise. 

White students face some of the same 
confusion. They are often baffled by ex- 
pressions of black animosity and frustrated 
in their efforts to try to understand. So far 
none of the institutions has dealt with this 
in an effective way, largely because they 
have only dimly begun to recognize the 
problem. Informal attempts at human re- 
lations meetings on the various campuses 
have had only limited success, for it is very 
hard to change the terms of the conversation, 
to look at the problem not as a black one 
but as a mutual, even white, one. At such 
meetings, white students seem to expect the 



blacks to talk about what they think or feel, 
but the whites are seldom able to do the 
same. For the first time, they are confronted 
aggressively by a reservoir of experience 
and culture that is not their own, and they 
find that to respond to it requires breaking 
out of their parochial assumptions, requires 
a willingness to face exposure, embarrass- 
ment, injury, pain. 

Whites — students, faculty, administrators 
— are only just becoming aware of the 
ambivalence between their liberal hopes 
and their need for things to stay familiarly 
the same. In defense, many tend to withdraw 
from the situation. Others seek new ref- 
erence points from the blacks (the endless 
question: "What's it like to be black?"). 
They look to blacks for what to think as one 
might in a foreign country look to the 
nationals to find the correct behavior. But 
there is no "correct behavior." Blacks are 
struggling as much as the whites. Perhaps 
the only correct behavior is just that — to 
struggle, to seek to learn and to act on that 
learning. 

None of this complexity was anticipated 
a few short years ago when the institutions 
first actively sought to enroll more black 
students. No one would acknowledge how 
deep the biases are in our culture, or how 
narrow our notions of higher education 
have been. Most of these institutions have 
long traditions of academic excellence, of 
institutional autonomy, of a large degree of 
isolation from the community and the larger 
society. Can those traditions change to 
include new notions of subject matter, new 
criteria for the selection of faculty members 
and students? Can they change to accept 
new teaching responsibilities, new ways of 
working with the surrounding communities, 
and new ways for the colleges to work 
with each other? Can they change to em- 
brace a new idea of what a higher education 
is, not merely high achievement in certain 
academic subjects, but preparation for 
responsible participation in the world at 
large? If so, they will no longer remain 
communities comprised of only a small 
segment of society. They will have to reach 
out more broadly, more comprehensively, 




to a new group of whites as well as blacks, 
to Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Asiatics, and 
American Indians — not only to enroll them, 
but to include them in the institutions' con- 
cepts of history and culture. 

The faculties and administrations of the 
five colleges are just beginning to face what 
this really means. The colleges are less 
culturally deprived than they were five years 
ago, less isolated in small New England 
towns, more cosmopolitan, more able to 
contribute to the larger society. They are by 
no means yet integrated multi-racial com- 
munities. But the time is past when they 
can ask whether this is the direction in 
which they should be going. It is no longer 
a question of "should," but rather how to 
do it and how long it will take. 

Bonnie Barrett Stretch, the assistant educa- 
tion editor at the Saturday Review, is a 
ig6i graduate of Mount Holyoke. 



The Black Way of Life: 
An Anthropologist's 
Approach 

JOHNETTA B. COLE 

The denial of the existence 
of a subculture among black 
Americans has been an effective 
means of depoliticizing black folks. 



The ultimate victory of racism is when the 
oppressed view themselves as they are 
viewed by the oppressors. All oppressed 
peoples share, to some degree, what might 
be called the "denial urge." That is, the 
condemnation of one's status and, by 
extension, one's self. It leads 200,000 Asian 
women each year to undergo operations 
to reduce the slant of their eyes. It leads 
Jews to "bob" their noses, and Chicanos 
to anglicize their names. The denial urge 
led many Algerian people to embrace a 
French style of life; as, indeed, colonized 
people throughout history have sought to 
relieve their condition by adopting the 
appearance and manners of the colonizers. 
Racism in the United States had long 
been successful in distorting the black 
American's perception of self. Many blacks 
came to view themselves as physically 
unattractive and suffered considerable ex- 
pense and inconvenience to look as white 
as possible. Some of the racial attitudes and 
myths associated with white America were 
adopted by black Americans. Until quite 
recently, Africa was viewed by black as 
well as white Americans as a land of "prim- 
itive" people. For Afro-Americans, as other 
Americans, the color black became asso- 
ciated with bad, evil, the undesirable. The 



color white connoted good, purity, the 
desirable. 

Not all black people accepted the myth 
of white superiority. As Herbert Aptheker 
has recently pointed out, much of the lit- 
erature of Afro-Americans rejects this 
myth, and at times replaces it with the 
notion of black superiority in beauty and 
character. The Afro-American worksong 
"Sounds Like Thunder" is an example. The 
singer begins by comparing himself to a 
mountan, thus establishing self-respect and 
dignity in the face of enforced servitude. 
The singer then notes that the boss man 
spends all of his money to come to the big 
road to hear his hammer ring. Thus, the 
slave retained dignity and even a degree of 
superiority in a dehumanizing situation. 

During the early 1900s, when whites 
were writing books with titles such as The 
Mystery Solved: The Negro A Beast, W. E. 
B. DuBois entitled a book The Souls of Black 
Folks. The very purpose of this book was to 
express a strong sense of pride in being 
black. The poetry of Afro-Americans has 
always included tributes to black people. 
These expressions of racial pride first 
flowered in the Harlem Renaissance, with 
the works of writers such as Claude McKay, 
Countee Cullen, Arna Bontemps, and 
Sterling Brown. Today, during an era of 
increased racial consciousness, praises for 
black folks flow from the poetry of LeRoi 
Jones, Gwendolyn Brooks, Don L. Lee, Mari 
Evans and many others. 

Despite these expressions of pride, the 
pervasiveness of racism in the United States 
has produced feelings of doubt and in- 
security among black people. How could 
it be otherwise? In the area of culture, no 
less than physical appearance, too many 
black Americans echoed the conclusions of 
the majority opinion in social science and 
among laymen — that Afro-Americans are 
without a culture. 

The literature on black culture in an- 
thropology, sociology, and psychology is 
meager. When these social scientists have 
turned specifically to the life styles of black 
folks, they have either denied the existence 
of a distinctive way of life, or selectively 



examined those aspects of black culture 
which are the greatest "deviations" from 
mainstream American patterns. 

It is of interest that social scientists have 
recognized the existence of various sub- 
cultures in the United States based on race 
and ethnicity (such as Polish-American, 
Chinese-American, Jewish), and yet most 
have dismissed black subculture as simply 
lower class culture. The conclusions of the 
few studies which do exist — indeed, the 
very selection of problems — are most often 
cast in terms of cultural pathologies and 
deviations. Examples of the problems 
anthropologists have focused on are those 
of matrifocality (households headed by 
women), street gangs and street corner 
groupings, and the dozens (stylized verbal 
contests interpreted as expressions of severe 
role conflict among black males). 

The denial of the existence of a black 
culture or subculture among black Ameri- 
cans is not just significant as an academic 
error. It is also an effective if unconscious 
means of depoliticizing black folks. For 
when a people assume that they are with- 
out a shared way of life, they also assume 
that they are psychologically, culturally, 
and politically dependent on those who 
oppress them. On the other hand, once the 
oppressed cease to view themselves through 
the eyes of the oppressor, they are psy- 
chologically, if not politically, prepared to 
change their condition. 

It is difficult to concisely define the black 
way of life because it is not a set of atti- 
tudes and behavior patterns which are 
distinctive to black folks. It is not a culture 
but a subculture. The distinctive patterns 
are restricted to certain areas, while others 
are drawn from a mainstream cultural 
pool. It is in the combination of traits, the 
subtle variations on universal attributes, 
that we sense black subculture. Recent an- 
thropological studies are finally focusing 
on the characteristics which black Ameri- 
cans themselves use in referring to their 
own way of life: soul and style. 

The notion of soul is difficult to define, 
but it seems to be the composite of long 
suffering, deep emotion and a sense of soli- 



"Style" is not a black prerogative, 
although there are clearly black 
versions of it. "Soul" is another 
matter. It is that quality which 
has helped blacks survive 
in white America, and as such 
it is considered to be one attribute 
possessed exclusively by Afro- 
Americans. 



darity among all black people. Black Ameri- 
can music captures the sense of soul as 
long suffering in the themes of the blues 
and the pathos of a gospel song. Soul, as 
deep emotion, is the plea "help me Jesus" 
often heard in black churches. And soul is 
the bond which exists between two black 
people, perfect strangers, because they have 
shared the experiences of being black in 
the United States. 

Style is as indefinable as soul. It embodies 
the combination of ease and class. Style is 
having a heavy rap (verbal display) — like 
the preacher, the militant, or pimp. It is 
being smartly dressed and highly composed 
in the presence of poverty and chaos. 

Style is not a black prerogative, although 
there are clearly black versions of style. 
Whites as well as blacks may have the abil- 
ity to look rich when they are poor, at 
ease when they are tense. But soul is an- 
other story. Because blacks are so highly 
visible and have been so systematically used 
as a source of power for white Americans, 
the quality of soul that has helped them 
to survive is considered to be the one attri- 
bute which is possessed exclusively, or 
almost exclusively, by Afro-Americans. 

Although soul and style are the essence 
of the black way of life, not all black people 
express black subculture in the same way. 
The literature in anthropolgy is misleading 
in this respect. Overwhelmingly, it por- 
trays the street life style — as described in 
the autobiography of Malcolm X and 
Claude Brown's Manchild in the Promised 
Land. This selective perception of black 
subculture hardly reflects the pursuit of 
"objective" scholarship. On the contrary, 
the imbalance in studies of black life styles 
promotes an academic version of the myth, 
"if you've seen one, you've seen them 
all." Disproportionate concentration on the 
street life style, admittedly the most "ex- 
citing" to study, encourages the stereotype 
of black folks as "deviants" and perpe- 
trators of "social problems." In chronicling 
the details of this world of hustling, nar- 
cotics and prostitution, social scientists 
often fail to give equal time to the ongoing 
processes of economic deprivation and 



exploitation, and institutionalized racism 
and oppression — the very sources of 
behavior and attitudes in the street life 
style. There is an unwritten rule here 
which extends beyond studies of black 
folks. It is, very simply, that social scien- 
tists are to ignore the oppressors but study 
the oppressed. 

Like any people, black Americans defy 
categorization. However, three life styles 
besides that of the street can be delineated. 
Down home, for example, is a common 
expression among black Americans, indi- 
cating one's point of origin, down South, or 
the simple, "traditional" way of life. It 
centers in the kitchens of black homes, 
in the church halls for suppers, in the 
fraternal orders. 

There is a militant life style, that of the 
political world centered on college campuses 
and in urban black ghettos. This life style 
appears new only because attention is con- 
centrated on individuals, such as Malcolm 
X and Angela Davis, rather than on the sys- 
tem which has continuously provoked pat- 
terns of revolt and thoughts of revolution 
among black and other oppressed peoples. 

The upward bound life style is the way 
of life that centers in the "better neighbor- 
hoods." It is the style of the black middle 
class. Beginning with the work of E. Frank- 
lin Frazier, academicians have tended to 
deal with the "personality" (describing the 
cocktail parties, debutante balls and pro- 
fessional occupations) of this class. Again, 
the more important considerations of 
process have been ignored — that is, the 
historical circumstances as well as cur- 
rent institutions which motivate this group 
of black folks to strive for a change in 
their caste through the limited mobility of 
no class. 

It is considerably easier to note mani- 
festations of black American subculture 
than to identify the various sources of 
attitudes and behavior which constitute 
this way of life. In a general sense, however, 
we can identify three major pools from 
which black Americans have drawn: the 
culture of America (Americanisms), the 
generalized culture of West Africa (Afri- 




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Perhaps the biggest impact of black 
studies has been in the exposure 
of the ugliness and depths of 
academic racism. For those who 
professed so loudly to be in 
search of truth have been revealed 
as too often the protectors of 
myths and prejudices. 



lohnetta Cole is an associate professor of 
Afro-American Studies and anthropology. 



canisms), and the culture of oppression 
(reactions to racism and colonialism). For 
example, black Americans clearly share such 
traits as material culture (houses, clothing, 
cars), values (emphasis on technology 
and materialism), and behavior patterns 
(watching TV and voting in terms of in- 
terest groups) with mainstream America. 

Black Americans also have cultural pat- 
terns and attitudes which appear to be 
African in origin. The pioneering work of 
Melville Herskovits and his students in 
establishing the presence of Africanisms 
in the New World originally received little 
support from the general community of 
white scholars. It is only today, with the 
growth of academic consciousness among 
black people, that we are seeing widespread 
consideration of the processes of cultural 
retention from West Africa. The data was 
always there, but the values did not encour- 
age focusing the spotlight of scholarship 
in that direction. 

We can clearly document certain African 
retentions in the music, folklore, language 
and, to some extent, religion of black 
Americans. The possession complex, the 
pattern of "shouting" and "getting happy" 
in black churches, would be an example. 
Another is the tales of Uncle Remus, a clear 
reinterpretation of Anasai tales of West 
Africa. But it is difficult, and often impos- 
sible, to establish the persistence of African 
traits in other areas. 

Finally, Afro-American people share a 
number of cultural traits with the world's 
oppressed peoples. Culture, after all, is a 
coping mechanism, a "problem solving 
device." The sparcity of literature on the 
culture of oppression reflects, once again, 
the extent to which the values and interests 
of academicians influence scholarship. But 
despite the weaknesses in the literature, it 
is clear that a large measure of the behavior 
and attitudes of black folks is in response 
to conditions of racism and economic 
exploitation. 

A most important area of study which 
has received little attention is the extent to 
which similar behavior of black folks in 
Africa today, the Caribbean, and the United 



States — matrifocality, extended kinship, 
nonkinship ties in urban areas — is a reflec- 
tion of reactions to similar conditions of 
racism and colonialism rather than the re- 
tention of African traits. 

The American public has ignored the 
overall black subculture and focused on 
particular individuals and stereotypes. It is 
the purpose of black studies to turn this 
focus around, to introduce a more realistic 
perspective on black folks in America by 
studying processes rather than personalities. 
Although black studies is described, by 
the mass media, in terms of "the contribu- 
tions of black Americans . . . ," this is not 
our primary concern. Rather, we must 
study and understand the processes which 
have placed black Americans among the 
oppressed. That understanding must then 
serve as the foundation of programs which 
promote the liberation of black folks in 
Africa and Afro-America. By concentra- 
ting on Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, 
and Angela Davis, black life and history 
in America is distorted. It is, in fact, the 
processes by which these militant figures 
emerged which puts the picture in per- 
spective. It is the rise of neo-colonialism 
in Ghana and throughout the black world 
that is truly informative, not the "fall" 
of Nkrumah. It is the political and economic 
pressures which push thousands of black 
children out of America's schools which 
should concern us, not the personality con- 
figurations of "drop outs." Heroes are not 
unimportant, but black studies must con- 
cern itself with the continuity of revolt as a 
process throughout the history of black 
people, rather than become preoccupied 
with the personality of Nat Turner. 

It is clear that black studies has not 
totally managed a new perspective, but it 
has had an impact. Racial pride has been 
promoted through research and publica- 
tion of data heretofore ignored. Perhaps 
the biggest impact of all has been in the 
exposure of ugliness and depths of academic 
racism. For those who professed so loudly 
to be in search of truth have been re- 
vealed as too often the protectors of myths 
and prejudices. 



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How About Coming Back to School? 

The Division of Continuing Education and 
the Alumni Office are collaborating in 
an effort to give alumni the opportunity to 
? pursue the subject of Black Studies if they 
so choose. If enough people are interested, it 
might be possible to present seminars 
I in Black Studies on campus sometime dur- 
J ing the summer. These would be based 
on Mrs. Cole's article and the bibliography 
that follows. Six books included in the 
bibliography may be purchased through the 
■ Division of Continuing Education for 
i $18.75. These are: Black Awakening in 
Capitalist America by Robert Allen; Black 
Metropolis by St. Clair Drake and Horace 
Clayton; The Souls of Black Folks by 
I W.E.B. DuBois; Black Bourgeoisie by 
J E. Franklin Frazier; Myth of the Negro 
j Past by Melville Herskovits; and Soul edited 
by Lee Rainwater. To order the books or 
inquire about the seminars, write Dr. 
William Venman, 920 Campus Center, 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 
Mass. 01002. Orders must be received by 
June 1. Books will be shipped in the middle 
of June. 



Annotated Bibliography 

Allen, Robert L. 1970: Black Awakening in 
Capitalist America. Doubleday, New York- 
Using a model of the ghetto as a colony, 
Allen presents an excellent analysis of the 
political economy of black and white 
America. 

Aptheker, Herbert 1970: "Afro-American 
Superiority : A Neglected Theme in the Lit- 
erature" Phylon Vol. XXXI, No. 4— This 
article questions the generally accepted no- 
tion of self-denial among black Americans. 
Drawing primarily on literary sources, 
Aptheker documents a history of positive 
racial consciousness among Afro-Americans. 

Billingsley, Andrew 1968: Black Families in 
White America. Prentice Hall, Englewood 
Cliffs, New Jersey.— Refuting the Moynihan 
report that argued the disintegration of the 
black family, Billingsley illustrates the ways 
black families have adapted to adverse 
economic and social conditions. Black fami- 



lies (as opposed to the black family in much 
of the literature) are organizations of con- 
siderable variety and strength. 

Brown, Claude 1965 : Manchild in the Promised 
Land. New American Library, New York. — 
Claude Brown's autobiography is a selective 
ethnography of the street life style of 
Harlem in the 50's. It fails, however, to indict 
the social and economic conditions which 
produced Harlem, and it clearly ignores the 
non-hustling side of life in that black 
community. 

Clark, Kenneth B. 1965: Dark Ghetto. Harper 
and Row, New York — The psychological 
as well as socio-economic consequences 
of being black in Harlem. Clark clearly 
establishes the relationship between the 
"pathology" of American culture and the 
"pathology" of the ghetto. 

Drake, St. Clair and Clayton, Horace 1962 
edition: Black Metropolis (two volumes) 
Harper and Row, Evanston — Although this 
sociological analysis centers in Chicago, it 
is a generalized account of the migration 
of blacks to northern cities and the commu- 
nity structure which developed in black 
ghettos. 

DuBois, W.E.B. 1961 edition: The Souls of 
Black Folks. Fawcett, New York — A col- 
lection of sketches, essays, and songs 
with historical and sociological overtones. 
The purpose of this work was to help 
create in others DuBois's own positive sense 
of blackness. 

Fanon, Frantz 1968 edition: Black Skins, White 
Masks. Grove Press. New York — Born in 
Martinique, Fanon left a career as a psy- 
chiatrist to become a part of the Algerian 
revolution. In Black Skins, White Masks 
Fanon explores the problem of identity 
among black people and the psychological 
disorders which are an outgrowth of self- 
denial. Fanon's, The Wretched of the Earth, 
a classic study of racism and colonialism, 
is also highly recommended. 

Frazier, E. Franklin 1957: Black Bourgeoisie. 
Free Press, Glencoe— Frazier argues that the 
values, attitudes and behavior of the black 
middle class reflect the insecurities and 
frustrations which grow out of rejection 
by white America and self imposed separa- 
tion from the way of life in black America. 



Hammerz, Ulf 1969: Soulside. Columbia Uni- 
versity Press. New York — Study of a black 
ghetto community in Washington, D.C. by 
a Swedish social anthropologist. 

Herskovits, Melville J. 1941: Myth of the 
Negro Past. Beacon Press. Boston — An an- 
alysis of the historical and cultural tie's 
which bind Afro-Americans to Africa. 
Herskovits's detailed discussion of Afri- 
canisms in black American culture is an 
outstanding refutation of the myth that 
blacks are without a culture. 

Liebow, Elliot 1967: T alley's Corner. Little, 
Brown and Company. Boston — An anthropo- 
logical study of a group of black men who 
interact on a street corner in Washington, 
D.C. Liebow describes these men as "losers". 
He is presenting the attitudes of this street 
corner group towards women, marriage, 
children, friends. 

Malcolm X (with the assistance of Alex Haley) 
1965: The Autobiography of Malcolm X. 
Grove Press, New York — This autobiography 
offers extraordinary insight into the Down 
Home, Street and Militant life styles. It 
also chronicles the processes which made 
Malcolm X a grass roots leader among 
black Americans. 

Rainwater, Lee (editor) 1970: Soul. Aldine, 
Chicago — A collection of articles dealing 
with several dimensions of soul. The via- 
bility and uniqueness of black subculture 
is debated. 

Whitten, Norman and Szwed, John (eds.) 1970: 
Afro-American Anthropology. The Free 
Press. New York — A collection of twenty- 
two articles on a variety of cultural aspects 
of Afro-American subculture. The articles 
range from issues of contemporary urban 
anthropology to linguistic and musical 
analyses. A photographic essay is included 
in the book. 



16 



The Academy 
Shall Not Perish . . . 



A 1965 graduate works to rees- 
tablish what was once considered 
the finest musical theater in the 
United States. 



Tom Kerrigan, the assistant to the director 
of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, sat in 
his office one morning recounting some of 
the extraordinary events in that theater's 
history. "A man who still works here as a 
ticket-taker worked here in 1920, when 
Caruso gave his penultimate performance 
on this stage. He told me that Caruso would 
sing an aria and then have to go into the 
wings to cough up blood. He filled towel 
after towel with blood. Finally he collapsed 
and could not take his curtain call. 

"This was once considered the finest 
musical theater in the United States. Anna 
Pavlova, Edwin Booth, Isadora Duncan, 
Sarah Bernhardt . . . they all played here. 
But the Brooklyn Academy of Music was 
built to suit a Metropolitan Opera House- 
type audience, and when these people moved 
out of Brooklyn to "safer" areas, or were 
wiped out in the Depression, the Academy's 
prestige declined. Even now, although this 
type of theater patron is attracted to what 
we are doing, he still won't come. There 
is a tremendous stigma attached to this 
borough. Brooklyn even has an international 
reputation as a wasteland, a dead end." 

Older Manhattanites who now throng 
Lincoln Center may hesitate to travel to 
Brooklyn, but New York students and other 
young adults by the thousands have no 
qualms about taking the twenty minute 
subway ride from Midtown to the Academy. 
And Brooklyn's middle and lower class resi- 
dents, especially the large black commu- 



nity, have found a theater tailored to their 
needs in their own backyard. Harvey 
Lichtenstein, when he became the Academy's 
director in 1967, set out to attract this new 
audience, and he has succeeded. 

As Lichtenstein's assistant, Tom Kerri- 
gan has frequently worked ten hours a day 
and more, seven days a week, to keep the 
programs going which keep the audiences 
coming. Over the past three years, the 
b.a.m.'s presentations have given it the 
reputation of being the country's leading 
dance center. During the 1968-69 season, 
the first season Kerrigan was with the Acad- 
emy, nine dance companies were featured. 
The following year, three groups became 
resident companies: Merce Cunningham's, 
Alvin Ailey's, and Eliot Feld's American 
Ballet Company. 

The Brooklyn Academy, however, is not 
exclusively concerned with dance. In 
fact it was the exclusive run of The Living 
Theatre which brought the b.a.m. into the 
limelight. The Living Theater, although 
acclaimed by audiences and critics, had 
emigrated from the United States because 
of objections to and conflicts with the U.S. 
government. Lichtenstein induced the group 
to return for an engagement at the Acad- 
emy. His timing was perfect. By 1968, a 
large segment of the American theater- 
going public was ready to appreciate The 
Living Theatre's unconventional program. 

In the three years since that sensational 
presentation, the diversity, individuality 
and quality of the Academy's projects have 
influenced New York City's audiences and 
critics. "Brooklyn Academyesque" may be 
clumsy, but it is a term often applied to 
programs at other theaters in the city. 

Three major theater companies, fifteen 
major dance companies, and two orchestras 
have been among the Academy's bill of 
fare. It is Tom Kerrigan's job to help ad- 
minister these programs, working with a 
budget of $1.5 million and ticket receipts 
totalling $600,000. 

Kerrigan, although only 25-years-old, 
has the background to do the job. While 
at the University of Massachusetts, for 
the two years it took him to complete his 



undergraduate work, he studied theater 
and became interested in promotion and 
press publicity. Several faculty members 
were instrumental in steering him towards 
his present career; he mentions Doris 
Abramson in particular. Influenced by 
Cosmo Catalano, a member of the faculty 
in 1965, he enrolled in the masters program 
in acting and directing at Yale after receiv- 
ing his bachelor's degree. "If I hadn't gone 
to the University," he says, "I would never 
have gotten to Yale. Once there, I switched 
to theater administration. I was finally at 
home. It was fantastic." 

Kerrigan attributes his meteoric rise in 
his profession to the extraordinary manage- 
ment training program at Yale. He had an 
opportunity to study under such New York 
professionals as the program's director, 
Herman Krawitz, of the Metropolitan 
Opera. 

From New Haven, Kerrigan was in easy 
commuting distance to New York City. Even 
while living in Amherst, he frequently 
traveled to Manhattan on weekends. Now 
he was able to be in the city often enough 
to work with one of his teachers from Yale 
— Harvey Sabinson of Solters & Sabinson, 
a press and public relations firm which 
usually handles half of the Broadway shows 
produced in any one season. 

Armed with this experience, Kerrigan 
became an assistant in the Brooklyn Acad- 
emy's press department when he graduated 
from Yale in 1968. By December of that 
year, he had been promoted to Lichtenstein's 
assistant, handling all administrative affairs. 
His duties broadened even further last 
August when, as he puts it, the press 
department "ended up on my desk too." 

Kerrigan looks to the future with mixed 
emotions. "I had planned to spend only two 
seasons here," he says, "and this is my 
third. There are other things to do— start- 
ing a national theater for instance — and 
I would like to give them a try. 

"On the other hand, the possibilities here 
are staggering, more than in any other exist- 
ing theater in the country. It is, in short a 
three-ring circus — and hasn't everyone en- 
vied the ringmaster from time to time?" 



17 




Brooklyn residents have found a theater 
suited to their needs in their own back 
yard, and, in turn, the Brooklyn Academy 
of Music has found itself surrounded by 
an enthusiastic audience. Programs tailored 
to special groups, such as the neighbor- 
hood schoolchildren shown here, have 
brought the Academy considerable recog- 
nition. 



l8 



On Campus 



Trustee Lyons Resigns 

"I greatly appreciate these flowery words 
and wonderful obituary which I trust will 
be placed on file. My statesmanship has 
been examined and to give you a strategic 
point, I have noticed at Hyannis and at the 
Board of Higher Education that all these 
projections that show the impossible number 
of students and the impossible amounts 
of money that are to be forthcoming all 
have a target date of 1980, and I thought it 
would be technically very desirable for 
me to take this sabbatical until after 1980, 
and, like Robert Frost, if I'm satisfied in 
having died, I may return." 

With these words, Louis M. Lyons '18 
resigned from the University's board of 
trustees after a seven year term. The 73- 
year-old journalist, (he is anchor man on 
wgbh-fm nightly news commentary in 
Boston), is the former curator of Harvard 
University's Nieman Foundation for 
journalism. 

Students as well as colleagues regretted his 
resignation from the board. The Collegian 
editoralized, "For the past seven years 
Louis Lyons has been one of the University's 
most active, most sincere, and most visible 
trustees, and his departure from the board 
this month will be hard to take . . . Mr. 
Lyons has proved that age is not necessarily 
a barrier to understanding." 

Dr. Lyons's resignation became effective 
February 22. 

Amherst Appointments 

Associate Provost Robert L. Gluckstern has 
been named vice-chancellor for academic 
affairs and provost. As such, he is the chief 
academic officer for the Amherst campus. A 
student-faculty committee, which had con- 
sidered some forty nominations from on and 



off campus since last fall, unanimously rec- 
ommended Dr. Gluckstern's appointment. 
Two other search committees have been 
at work, and the board of trustees has 
made the following appointments based on 
their recommendations : Dr. Jeremiah M. 
Allen, acting dean of the College of Arts 
and Sciences, associate provost, and profes- 
sor of English, was named dean of the 
Faculty of Humanities and Fine Arts; and 
Dr. Dean Alfange, Jr., associate professor 
of government, was named dean of the 
Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

Unfinished Business 

Recently, there have been drastic across-the- 
board cutbacks in the U.S. foreign aid 
budget and shifts in U.S. technical assistance 
priorities in Africa along political lines. 
Gilbert E. Mottla feels that these are the 
main reasons why the contract with the 
Agency for International Development for 
the University's six-year educational project 
in agriculture in Malawi, Central Africa, 
was not renewed. 

Mottla, campus coordinator of the Ma- 
lawi Project for the University's College of 
Agriculture, explained, "According to re- 
ports from Malawi and U.S. government 
officials, our University has done highly 
commendable work in Malawi but unfor- 
tunately the job is far from finished." 

Malawi, with a population of five million, 
has almost no natural resources and mini- 
mal industry. Its major source of national 
income is agriculture, which is still in a 
primitive stage. Scientific plant breeding is 
all but unknown. Fertilizer, at $6 per bag, 
is too expensive for the average farmer to 
buy. Hand methods still predominate and 
plant diseases flourish. "Malawi is a plant 
pathologist's dream — every disease you can 
think of can be found there," said Joseph 
Keohan, the last UMass staff member to 
serve there. He ended a two-year tour of 
duty last fall as a senior lecturer in biology 
at Bunda College, the agricultural college 
unit of the University of Malawi which 
UMass people helped develop. 

In 1971, Bunda expects to have fifty in 



the graduating class. This is remarkable 
progress in four short years but, as Mottla 
puts it, "It takes at least ten years to de- 
velop a viable college specializing in the 
modern agricultural sciences. Those of us 
who know Malawi and her needs are, there- 
fore, frustrated because UMass was not 
furnished sufficient funds to complete 
the job." 

The UMass College of Agriculture, under 
the direction of Dean A. A. Spielman, is 
exploring the possibility of support from an 
American foundation in order to complete 
the job required at Bunda. A proposal for 
the establishment of a regional center for 
applied research and technology has also 
been submitted to aid and several founda- 
tions. If financial support can be obtained, 
this research center would be located at 
Bunda College and would serve not only 
Malawi, but also neighboring countries such 
as Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, and 
Lesotho. 

Artistry Beyond Expectation 

"The ease with which these young women 
approached the whole idea of dance pro- 
gramming for audience education makes the 
entire program a real pleasure. . . . The whole 
evening was too short. Everyone was hav- 
ing such a good time, on stage and off, that 
one would have been content had these 
young dancers continued for a few hours 
more." 

In this review of a lecture-demonstration 
presented in the fall of 1969 by the Uni- 
versity's Concert Dance Group, a surprised 
reporter for a Springfield newspaper ad- 
mitted by implication that his talent as 
a forecaster was on a par with the ground 
hogs. The seven UMass senior girls showed 
none of the "cold, physical education ap- 
proach" to dance that he had so smugly 
expected. 

Suitably chastened, the following year 
he reported that the Group, "under the di- 
rection of very talented, tenacious Marilyn 
Patton, has grown in stature, developed in 
creative integrity, and expanded its intel- 
lectual attitude toward the dancers' art." 



19 



The men and women of the Concert 
Dance Group have performed off campus 
as well as on, visiting high schools, colleges 
and hospitals in Massachusetts and neigh- 
boring states. 

The dance concentration program within 
the School of Physical Education has en- 
rolled thirty-three students in its third year 
of existence. Marilyn V. Patton, advisor to 
the program, is assisted by two full-time 
and one part-time faculty member. Student 
interest now surpasses the number of 
courses available, and Miss Patton hopes 
that a department of dance will be formed 
and a dance major developed in the near 
future. 



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Chancellor's Club: 

A Vehicle for Philanthropy 

The University has announced the forma- 
tion of a Chancellor's Club to coordinate 
substantial contributions from alumni and 
friends. Funds from the Chancellor's Club 
will be used for initiating and maintaining 
new programs at UMass. 

Membership is open to those giving $1000 
or more a year or $10,000 over a period of 
time. Bequests in the latter amount also 
qualify for membership status. All contri- 
butions may be made in the name of both 
spouses. Donors of $10,000 or more may, 
if they desire, have their funds named in 
their honor. 

The chairman of the Chancellor's Club 
is Paul G. Marks '57, president of Display- 
Craft Corporation in Framingham. Long 
active in alumni affairs, Paul is currently 
serving as First Vice President of the Asso- 
ciate Alumni. To obtain further information, 
write him c/o Office of the Chancellor, 
Whitmore Administration Building, Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts, Amherst 01002. 

Rand Dies at the Age of 81 

The death of Frank Prentice Rand, on 
February 8, 1971, marks the end of an era 
in the history of the University. The first 
third of his long and distinguished career 
was spent at the Agricultural College; the 
second third spanned the years at Massa- 
chusetts State; and the final third was at 
the University until his retirement in 1960 
as Professor Emeritus of English. 

In his forty-six years on the faculty, his 
students must have numbered well over 
5,000, but he remembered most of them by 
personality and accomplishment as well 
as by name. 

His upper division elective courses in 
literature concentrated upon four areas — 
Shakespeare, modern drama, modern poetry, 
and Victorian poetry. The essence of Frank 
Rand in the classroom was a brilliant lec- 
ture, perfectly phrased and timed, full of wit 
and interesting insights. The five minute 
Rand quizzes at the beginning of each class 



period — forty-two quizzes a semester — were 
a legend on campus. Exactly how much he 
counted these carefully corrected papers 
was a secret no one ever solved. 

Professor Rand also carried a section of 
freshman composition in each semester, 
even at the end. His highly personalized 
method of getting freshmen to write a great 
deal helped thousands of students improve 
their command of the English language. His 
influence extended beyond the classroom 
too, notably through his role of director of 
the Roister Doisters. 

A prolific writer, the author of sixteen 
volumes, Mr. Rand had the same flair for 
style in his books that he displayed in his 
lectures and his ordinary conversation. His 
publications included several collections of 
poetry, plays, a history of the University, a 
widely-praised history of the town of Am- 
herst, and scores of reviews, articles, and 
newspaper columns. 

As an administrator he served for twenty- 
three years in the post of department head 
in English. In addition, he was the acting 
dean of the College of Liberal Arts during 
seven years of significant development in 
both curriculum and scholarly endeavor. 

He was the recipient of honorary degrees 
from both UMass and Williams College, 
his alma mater. He was a trustee of Cush- 
ing Academy and was elected for several 
terms as a trustee of the Jones Library in 
Amherst. 

Professor Rand and his wife Margarita, 
(who survives him), were gracious hosts, 
sharing their friends, men like Robert Frost 
and Robert Francis, with students and fac- 
ulty members. Frank Rand's contributions 
to the University were infinitely generous 
and his death is an incalculable loss. 

The Graduate School Forges Ahead 

In i960, the University awarded a total of 
three Ph.D.'s; in 1970, 204 doctorates were 
granted. This increase of 6700% has not 
been at the cost of quality. In fact, in nation- 
wide ratings of graduate programs conducted 
by the American Council on Education, the 
Graduate School fared very well. Seventeen 



Ph.D. programs were listed among the best 
in the country, two being judged among the 
top twenty departments in their respective 
fields. These were the doctoral programs 
in German, offered cooperatively with 
Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith, and 
the program in botony, one of the oldest 
in the University. 

The other fifteen programs cited were: 
English, history, government, psychology, 
sociology, human development, entomology, 
microbiology, molecular biology, physiol- 
ogy, chemistry, population biology, zoology, 
geology, and mathematics. When the last 
such survey was made five years ago, only 
bacteriology-microbiology, entomology, 
psychology, and zoology were included. 
At that time, there were 2,231 graduate 
students at the University. In the interven- 
ing years, that number has more than 
doubled. There are now 4,464 graduate 
students, and the Graduate School receives 
three times as many applicants as it has 
places available. 

Graduate Dean Mortimer Appley com- 
mented: "Much of the improvement re- 
flected in the report is attributable to the 
recruiting of highly qualified faculty, partic- 
ularly in the last few years." Although 
pleased with the high ratings obtained, Dr. 
Appley expressed some concern that the 
ratings did not sufficiently reflect recent 
improvements. In the eighteen months that 
it took to prepare the report, the University's 
programs have improved to a point where 
many more departments might have been 
cited. 

Love Story 

Boy beaver meets girl beaver . . . love and 
baby beavers follow in quick succession. 
Simply Walt Disney romanticism, one might 
say, but even Disney's chroniclers of the 
animal kingdom would have difficulty tell- 
ing the heart warming tale. 

The problem: the boy and the girl know 
which is which, but human observers have 
never been able to distinguish between 
sexes in beavers. 

The solution: a blood test, on the basis of 




which beavers can be tagged and studied. 
University researchers, led by Joseph 5. 
Larson '56, associate professor of wildlife 
biology, and graduate student Stephen J. 
Knapp, discovered that the nuclei of the 
female beaver's white blood cells are dif- 
ferent from those of the male. Armed with 
this information, the UMass research 
team has been able to study the social 
structure of beaver colonies and thereby 
provide a basis for more informed trapping 
regulations. 

The Second Century Club 

Almost two hundred people contributed 
$100 to the 1970 Alumni Fund, thus becom- 
ing members of the Second Century Club. 
The names of these donors are listed below: 

1907: Walter E. Dickinson. 1908: Theoren 
L. Warner (dec.) 1913: Harold Cory. 1914: 
Harold W. Brewer, Stuart B. Foster. 1915: 
James A. Price. 1916: Francis M. Andrews, 
Harold N. Caldwell, Alfred Gioiosa, Charles 
A. Huntington, Perley B. Jordan, Conrad 
H. Lieber, Clayton Nash, George B. Palmer, 
Edgar A. Perry, Lewis Schlotterbeck, Robert 
K. Wheeler. 1917: Monsell H. Davis, 
Harold G. Dickey, Walter F. Rutter. 1918: 
Robert P. Holmes, John J. Maginnis, Lester 
N. Odams, Oliver G. Pratt, Raymond A. 
St. George, Raymond Stowe (Deceased). 
1919: G. Kinson Blanchard, Verne A. 
Fogg, E. Sidney Stockwell. 1920: Susan 
Smith Andersen, John A. & May Crawford, 
Hazen Hamlin, Albert W. Meserve. 1921 : 
Peter J. Cascio, Samuel N. & Phoebe Schatz 
Rosoff '19. 1922: Clarence F. & Frances 
Martin Clark '23, Robert P. Lawrence, 
William H. Peck. 1923: Mason W. & 
Dorothy Turner Alger, Eleanor W. Bateman, 



Gilbert B. Searles, John M. Whittier, Con- 
rad L. Wirth. 1924: Richard A. Whitney. 
1925: Herbert J. Marx, Frederick F. Swisler. 
1926: L. Clayton Anderson, Frederic A. & 
Margaret Smith Baker, Alton H. & Maude 
Bosworth Gustafson, Lawrence L. & Mary 
Ingraham Jones '27, Evelyn Davis Kennedy, 
Montague White. 1927: Harry C. Nottebart, 
Charles M. Powell, Herbert F. Verity, J. 
May Wiggin. 1928: Ellsworth & Mary 
Taylor Barnard '34, Richard J. Davis, 
Joseph H. Forest, J. Stanley Hall. 1929: 
Dennis M. Crowley, Kenneth W. Perry. 
1930: Frederick C. Ellert, Davis H. Elliot. 
1931: Francis C. Pray. 1932: William B. 
Coen, Robert C. Gunness, Joseph Jorczak, 
Oswald Tippo. 1933: John B. Barr, Isabel 
Perkins Jolma, Raymond F. Pelissier, Paul 
M. Runge. 1934: Gordon E. Ainsworth, 
Wilmer D. Barrett, Edmund J. Clow, Eliot 
Landsman, David C. Mountain, Alvan S. & 
Pauline Hillberg Ryan. 1935: Henry Epstein, 
Robert M. Koch, Walter Stepat. 1936: 
George H. Allen, John E. Franco, David L. 
Johnson, Owen S. Trask. 1937: Trento 
J. Domenici, Prescott L. Richards, George R. 
Richason, Donald K. & Mabelle Booth 
Tucker '39. 1938: Robert C. & Elizabeth 
Howe Dewey '40, William E. Roberge, 
Donald L. Silverman, Frank A. Slesinski. 
1939: Frank J. & Jean Carlisle Yourga '42. 
1940: Roger W. Brown, Jr., Charles L. & 
Martha Shirley Gleason '42, John W. Swen- 
son, Frank & Louise Bowman Wing. 1941 : 
S. Gilbert & Lillian Moldaw Davis '51, 
Robert F. Halloran, Saul B. Klaman, James 
J. Kline, Frank M. Simons, Jr. 1942: Lester 
J. Bishop, Ernest A. Dunbar, Jr., Marie 
B. Kelleher. 1943: Luther S. Gare, Dorothy 
Dunklee Gavin, Lloyd M. Horlick, Florence 
M. Lane, Harold J. & Ruth Shea Quinn 
'48. 1944: Thomas E. & Celeste Dubord 
Devaney '43, Fred J. Nahil. 1945: Helen 
Thomas Haddad, Wilma Winberg Johnson, 
Saul Smoller. 1946: Lois Beurman Torf. 
1947: Richard W. Bauer, Frank A. Duston, 
John D. Giannotti, Janice Riley VanRiper. 
1948: Anthony J. Randazzo, Nathan B. 
Winstanley, Jr. 1949: Allen C. Bluestein, 
Roslaide Tolman Boyer, Albert Brown, 
Bernard P. Bussel, Jerome Casper, William 



I. Cerier, Richard F. Jackson, Janice Ritten- 
burg Rossbach. 1950: John D. Cairns, 
James P. Cormack, Jr., John Gilboard, 
Charles C. Goldfarb. 1951: Stanley & Bailey 
Schanberg Barron '53, Shirley Saphirstein 
Segal. 1953: Joseph B. Flavin, Jr., Donald I. 
Morey. 1934: John Bevilaqua, Jr., James 
F. Buckley, Saul F. & Norma Gurwitz Fein- 
gold, Arthur Jr. & Ruth Freeman Geissler 
'^5, Morton H. Goldberg, Gilbert M. & Janet 
Cohen Slovin '36. 1955: Hugh F. Ahem, 
Jr., Paul F. Cronin, Allan W. Dickinson, 
Louis J. Kirsch, William & M. Shera Lawson 
Lawrence, Harold W. Solomon. 1956: 
David M. Bartley, George G. Burke, Roy 
B. Cullman, Jr., Myron E. & Sandra Hurst 
Lappin, Frederick L. Pratt. 1957: Richard 
W. Boyle, Paul G. & Elaine Siegel Marks 
'56, James P. Mendrek. 1938: Richard P. 
Coleman, Howard F. King, Jr., John R. 
Picard. 1959: John F. Eppich. i960: Mere- 
dith A. Gonyea, Mark E. & Judith Linscott 
Nelson. 1962: Norman G. Cournoyer 'G, 
Albert L. Rheaume. 1965: Elvin M. Fowell 
'G, Linda R. Gentry, Dennis C. Stackhouse. 
1966: Michael J. & Charlotte Geletka 
Brown '65, James E. Mulcahy. Trustees: 
Edmund J. Croce, Mrs. George R. Rowland. 

Progress in the Works — 
Please Bear With Us 

Alumni records will go on the UMass com- 
puter this May, after ten months of rigorous 
planning and research. The computeri- 
zation will increase the efficiency of the 
present office operations and will allow 
broader dissemination of information about 
alumni throughout the University. 

Unfortunately, there will be a period of 
transition before these benefits can be 
reaped. Delays, particularly in the acknowl- 
edgment of donations, are foreseen. We 
ask our friends to bear with us. 




Lacrosse: 
It's a helluva lot of fun to play" 

PETER PASCARELLI '72 



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Lacrosse is called the All American game, 
the fastest game on earth, and it is all that. 
But lacrosse was never the big spectator 
sport in New England that it is on Long 
Island and in Maryland, until the University 
of Massachusetts lacrosse team became 
the perennial New England lacrosse power 
and, finally, after years of struggling, a 
nationally ranked college lacrosse team. 

UMass has had huge student support for 
its home lacrosse games. Interest in la- 
crosse has made the sport join football, 
baseball and basketball as the big spectator 
draws on campus. A perfect example was 
a game two years ago with Amherst Col- 
lege that brought an estimated 6,000 people 
to Alumni Stadium. And plans are being 
made to play some, if not all, home games 
in the stadium this spring. 

All this interest is surprising, considering 
that only twelve high schools in the state 
play lacrosse. 

Coach Dick Garber has some theories 
on lacrosse's popularity at UMass. Garber 
should know, since he's been Redmen 
lacrosse mentor for seventeen years, and 
during those years has compiled one of the 
finest coaching records in America, an 
impressive 110 wins, 57 losses and 2 ties. 

Garber thinks lacrosse has caught on at 
UMass because of three big reasons: "One, 
the players are a cross-section of the cam- 
pus. In most intercollegiate sports, by 
necessity, the only ones who play are 
recruits. And while I have nothing against 
recruiting, the recruited athlete sometimes 
gets separated from the rest of the stu- 
dents. Most of our players, though, are just 
students who came out for lacrosse. So, 
whereas on most teams not many students 
know players, our team is the opposite. 

"Secondly, it is simply a great game to 
watch. Lacrosse is so similar to hockey and 
basketball that even if you don't know the 
rules, you can recognize what is going on. 

"And thirdly, we have been a winner. We 
have not had a losing season since 1965, 
and have not lost at home in three years." 

College lacrosse has always had its prob- 
lems gaining recognition nationwide. The 
fact that it has never had a national tourna- 



ment has not helped. Neither has the ab- 
sence of any regular form of national 
ranking. This year all that changes. The 
ncaa will be holding its first lacrosse 
championship. And the wire services will 
be carrying weekly polls of the nation's 
top teams. 

To Garber, this is a godsend. "These are 
long overdue steps for national lacrosse 
interest. The tourney will give schools like 
ourselves the chance to compete against 
the traditional best. It will give the fans and 
players something to look forward to. And 
the weekly rankings can help get lacrosse 
newspaper space it has never had." 

The coach, a Springfield College grad, is 
not sure how UMass will match up against 
the traditional lacrosse powers, such as 
Navy, Johns Hopkins and the Ivies. He does 
say though, "We are playing Ivy League 
schools in our schedule now, with Harvard 
and Brown this year. And we add Yale next 
season. We've tried to gradually upgrade 
our competition because we've dominated 
our level so long. And besides, the Univer- 
sity now attracts Ivy-type student athletes. 

"Lacrosse is just like anything else," he 
continued. "The amount of scholarship 
money has a great deal to do with what 
level we can rise to. It's a fact of life that 
the best lacrosse players come from out of 
state, and therefore it costs them more to 
come here. But this year, for example,, we 
have eight of the really good lacrosse play- 
ers applying here and they have grades 
good enough to be admitted. It will boil 
down to how much they can give and how 
much we can give." 

One of the most distinguishable charac- 
teristics of the team is its contagious spirit. 
This fall, eighty players showed up for fall 
practice, many of whom had never played 
lacrosse previously, and most of whom 
still practice with the team. Garber en- 
thused, "A good athlete can be taught 
lacrosse in a short time. If he has had 
experience in something else, like hockey 
or football, all the better. Frequently ath- 
letes can move over from another sport. 

"We can handle the many kids who want 
to play, because we have had a freshman 



and junior varsity program. We get the 
kids' games scheduled and that gives them 
something to look forward to. And they 
will be the first to tell you the game is a 
helluva lot of fun to play." 

UMass grad Russ Kidd '56 will be junior 
varsity coach this year, added to his duties 
as frosh hockey coach. Freshmen are eli- 
gible for varsity play in lacrosse, so junior 
varsity play has supplanted the freshman 
team. Kidd, along with Don Johnson '56, 
according to Garber, "made us a lacrosse 
team, when we had really never been one." 

Alumni, Garber says, "put us on the map 
and got UMass lacrosse a lot of attention. 
People like Billy Maxwell '60, who is one 
of the leading career scorers and now a 
UMass football assistant, and Dick Hoss 
'61, our first All American." Other All 
Americans, like Jim Ellingwood '62, Dick 
Brown '65, Kevin O'Brien '67, John Bam- 
berry '62 (a former football assistant), Walt 
Alessi '68, and more recent stars — Kevin 
O'Connor '69, now a West Point assistant 
coach, Tom Tufts '69, also at West Point, 
Steve Connolly '69, and two-time All 
American and last year's record breaking 
scorer Tom Malone — have helped lacrosse. 

UMass lacrosse players seem to have a 
fraternity-like spirit that carries over after 
they leave school. Says Garber, "Our grad- 
uates will go home and talk up our pro- 
gram. This helps a great deal. And since 
we have had success, good players want to 
come here. I think any high school young- 
ster is impressed by our commitment to 
good student-athletes and to the campus. 
For example, a few years ago a study was 
made of the academic averages of all varsity 
sports, and lacrosse was the best. Tom 
Malone, one of our greatest stars, won 
an ecac merit award for student-athletes. 

"Our players are really closely-knit. They 
remember us after they graduate. We have 
started an alumni game that includes a 
dinner and dance. Last year we planned on 
about fifty, and one hundred twenty-four 
showed up. This year, I get phone calls all 
the time asking when the alumni game 
will be this year. Our grads seem to bring 
players with them all the time." 



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This year's schedule is probably one of 
the stickmen's best ever. It includes a spring 
trip that takes the Redmen south to play 
national lacrosse powers Army, Rutgers, 
Princeton and Nassau Community College 
on Long Island. Then they come north 
and play teams like the English National 
team, Adelphi, Brown, Harvard, in addition 
to their Northeast Division teams, like 
Amherst, Middlebury and Wesleyan. Coach 
Garber thinks this year's Redmen will be 
another success. 

"Our first eighteen players are very 
capable and can probably compete on a 
national level. Off of fall practice, this could 
be the best team we've ever had. It stacks 
up well against the last two years. We have 
a lack of size and lack of experience in 
playing together, but I think we have a 
good shot at national ranking and, hope- 
fully, the national playoffs. 

To make those playoffs, UMass will have 
to earn one of the two or three bids from 
District I of the ncaa. They can earn that by 
winning the New England title, or by 
being chosen for the at-large berths. The 
New England title is a mythical one in the 
sense that it is chosen and not a formal 
league. This year, though, it will probably 
be earned on the field, because the three top 
contenders — Brown, Harvard and UMass — 
all play each other. The eight team playoffs 
will be held at Hofstra University, at a 
new Astro-turfed stadium, after a regional 
playoff round. 

Says Garber, "We have a good chance for 
the playoffs. I kind of wish they had had 
them the last two years, though, because I 
think we would have gone a long way." 

In talking with Garber, you come away 
with an infectious enthusiasm for lacrosse 
and athletics in general. He has never been 
one to complain about much, but rather 
goes out and coaches his teams to the best 
coaching record in the University. He really 
summed up his feelings best when he said 
about UMass lacrosse, "We try to succeed 
in being a good team, in a reasonable 
framework. The team is a representative 
of the University. Something that seems to 
come up from time to time is that we get 



the bad end of the stick from the athletic 
department or somewhere else. That's ridic- 
ulous. We are doing a really positive thing 
out there. We have never complained, be- 
cause there is nothing to complain about. 
Our team morale is just amazing. Why last 
spring during the strike, the team voted 
unanimously to keep playing, and a lot 
of our players were actively involved in 
the strike." 

Garber went on to say, "We are well 
thought of on campus, and our fan support 
shows that. I believe athletics can play a 
really positive role in a kid's life and that 
makes being a part of it so good." 

Lacrosse has not only arrived at UMass; 
it has become a major sport. It has been 
successful, exciting and entertaining. The All 
American game, invented by Indians and 
played with the ferocious abandon of 
hockey or football, is a way of life on the 
UMass campus these days. 

Peter Pascarelli is the former editor in chief 
of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. 



Julius Erving, the extraordinary 
junior who sparked the basket- 
ball team to two outstanding 
seasons, has signed a contract 
(reportedly for $500,000) with 
the Virginia Squires of the ABA. 

The news leaked on April 
Fools' Day, but it wasn't a joke. 



From the Sidelines 



RICHARD L. BRESCIANI '60 
Assistant Sports Information Director 



The Yankee Conference will have a new 
commissioner, Adolph W. Samborski, July 
1. Samborski, who retired as athletic director 
at Harvard last year, will succeed J. Orlean 
Christian, the yc's first commissioner, and 
will have his office in Durham. . . . 

The new Redmen football staff has been 
completed. Joining head coach Dick Mac- 
Pherson are Bob Pickett, Billy Maxwell '60, 
Ken Conatser, George Flood, Larry Pas- 
quale, and Bob Harris. Spring football 
practice ends with the annual clinic and 
intra-squad game, April 30 and May 1. The 
clinic will feature Detroit Lions quarter- 
back Greg Landry '68, Cleveland Browns 
end Milt Morin '66, Bay State Patriots 
offensive coordinator Sam Rutigliano, and 
Denver Broncos linebacker John Huard. 

Football co-captains for 1971 are end 
John Hulecki and defensive back Dennis 
Keating. Two Redmen whose names should 
appear in the school records after next fall 
are place-kicker Denis Gagnon, who has 
already set the extra point record with 58 
in 62 tries, and fullback Dick Cummings. 
Cummings is the fourth all time ground 
gainer with 1,021 (behind Pat Scavone's 
1,279, Sam Lussier's 1,572, and Greg Lan- 
dry's 1,632). The Redmen will scrimmage 
at Cornell September 11, then open the 
season September 18 at Maine. 

We had two players taken in the nfl 
draft. Guard Bob Pena went to the Cleve- 
land Browns in the fourth round and was 
the first New England player chosen. End 
Nick McGarry, who was ruled ineligible by 
the yc last fall, was drafted in the fifteenth 
round by the Patriots. Guard Pierre Mar- 



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chando, also ruled ineligible by the YanCon, 
had a fine season with the Hartford Knights 
of the Atlantic Coast League and will prob- 
ably sign with an nfl team. Steve Rogers 
played on the same team and was named 
All League safety. He set Redmen pass 
interception records in '67, 68 and '69. . . . 

Track Coach Ken O'Brien '63 is happy. 
The new track, a 440-yard oval complete 
with "Uni-Turf," has been built on an 11- 
acre site adjacent to the varsity baseball 
field. The Redmen will host the YanCon 
track championships May 15 for the first 
time since i960. . . . 

Basketball enjoyed its best season, and 
Julius Erving continued to be the most 
honored Redman hoopster ever. In just 
two years he has broken almost every 
UMass record for scoring and rebounding, 
and he has become a bona fide All Ameri- 
can selection. He had great performances to 
win the mvp award, leading UMass to 
the Hall of Fame Tournament title and a 
35-point, 17-rebound win over George 
Washington at Madison Square Garden. 
After the latter appearance, the response 
and comments were tremendous: 

"He is the closest thing I have seen 
to Connie Hawkins [6'8 star of the nba 
Phoenix Suns]." — Lou Carnesecca, coach 
of the New York Nets of the aba. 

"Put Erving's name in a hat with that of 
Sid Wicks of ucla and Ken Durrett of 
LaSalle. Pick any two of them and you 
have the nation's top forwards." — Wayne 
Embry, director of player personnel for 
the Milwaukee Bucks. 

"He's the best junior in the country and 
probably better, at least as a shooter, than 
Sidney Wicks. He can do it all." — John 
Kress, chief scout of the Nets. 

For sheer dominance against a solid 
opponent, Julie's work in the 86-71 final 
home game with Syracuse ranks at the top. 
He scored 36 points, grabbed a record 32 
rebounds, had seven assists, and five blocked 
shots. It was another terrific coaching job 
by Jack Leaman, who won the Yankee 
Conference title for the fourth straight year. 

Looking ahead, the basketball team adds 
Harvard away and Manhattan at Madison 



Square next winter. UMass will also com- 
pete in the Quaker City Tourney against 
Tennessee, South Carolina, Boston Col- 
lege, Fairfield, Manhattan, LaSalle, and 
Villanova. . . . 

Two dedications on campus this spring 
deserve notice. When UMass played New 
Hampshire on April 24, the baseball field 
was named the Earl E. Lorden Field after the 
Redman baseball coach who served from 
1948 to 1966. On May 15, at the YanCon 
track championships, the new outdoor track 
will be named after Llewellyn L. Derby, 
Redman coach from 1922 to 1953. . . . 

Yankee Conference baseball teams are 
playing each other three times this year, 
for a fifteen game league schedule. Also on 
the schedule — the Redmen play at Harvard 
May 17. The UMass tri-captains are sen- 
iors Jack Bernardo and Jack Conroy, and 
junior Brian Martin (who led New England 
in hitting last year at .422). 

Talk about tall basketball teams. Baseball 
need not be ashamed of its height, with a 
pitching staff which includes 6'9 Tom 
Austin, 6'6 Tom White, 6'5 John Olson, 
6'3 Tom King, 6'2 Lou Colabello, and 6'i 
Jack Bernardo. 

Former Redman All American baseballers 
Bob Hansen and Joe DiSarcina took part 
in spring training. Hansen, who batted .323 
in 33 games with Portland of the Triple-A 
Pacific Coast League in September, is the 
property of the Milwaukee organization. 
DiSarcina, owned by the San Diego Padres, 
played at Lodi, California last summer 
and will be assigned soon to a minor 
league team. . . . 

The hockey team's first invitation to play 
in the ecac's Division II playoffs was a 
tribute to the fine work of Coach Jack 
Canniff. The Redmen set a new school win 
record and got their first Division I wins 
over Penn and Northeastern, lead all the way 
by sophomore scoring whiz Pat Keenan 
who set new school records for goals and 
points in one season. Goalie Pat Flaherty 
and defenseman Brian Sullivan were also 
outstanding. . . . 

Tennis Coach Steve Kosakowski will be 
seeking his eleventh YanCon title at the 



league championships May 1 at Orono. . . . 
Congratulations to the wrestling coach, 
Homer Barr, who not only had another 
outstanding season but also was selected 
as Penn State's all-time heavyweight. He 
won two Eastern titles and placed three 
times in the National Tournament. 

Tournaments 

Redmen teams had a rewarding winter 
capped by post-season tournament 
competition. 

In basketball, UMass had its second 
straight appearance at the nit. The Redmen 
lost to North Carolina, 90-49, before 19,000 
spectators in Madison Square Garden. They 
finish the season with 23 wins and 4 losses. 

The hockey team went to the ecac 
Division II Tournament in Burlington for 
the first time, losing 2-1 to defending cham- 
pion Vermont. They finish the season with 
14 wins, 6 losses, and 1 tie. 

The wrestling team won the New England 
Championship Tournament to break Spring- 
field's 20-year domination; 87 points for 
UMass to jy for Springfield. They end the 
season 15-3-1. 

The gymnasts finished third behind Penn 
State and Springfield in the Eastern Gym 
League Championships held at Curry Hicks 
Cage. 

The ski team competed with twenty-six 
other schools, representing three divisions, 
to win the New England Ski Conference 
Championship. 



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Comment 



EVAN V. JOHNSTON '50 
Executive Vice-President 



For several years now there have been 
increasingly strong attempts to raise tuition 
at the University of Massachusetts. Former 
President John W. Lederle, long a champion 
of the principle of low tuition, brought out 
a statement last February arguing against 
such a move. 

His five major points are herein quoted 
with his permission, and with a few minor 
editorial privileges: 

1. We are the "people's university," estab- 
lished and designed to provide educational 
opportunity for those who cannot afford 
high tuition. 

2. Education is an investment by the state 
in its most important resource — its youth — 
which investment comes back many times 

■ over in the form of increased ability to 
pay taxes and in improved social conditions. 

3. While public higher education ought to 
be free, or at most be offered with a low 
tuition, that some children of rich parents 
could pay more tuition is no reason for 
subjecting all students to higher tuition. 

4. Unless we don't care whether we dis- 
advantage our Massachusetts youth for the 
world of tomorrow, let us stand on the prin- 
ciple that the University of Massachusetts 
should not exceed the national median for 
tuition and fees for institutions of our type. 
Sound comparisons must use both tuition 
and fees. We are now at the national median 
on an in-state basis. We may be somewhat 
under on out-of-state tuition. 

5. Any tuition increase will create more 
real hardship than the revenue it brings in 
can justify. 

In the course of his remarks, Dr. Lederle 
pointed out that "From one-half to two- 



thirds of our students come from homes 
where, taking into account both husband 
and wife's income and savings, they can't 
cover the full cost of education even at the 
University of Massachusetts. . . . Low tui- 
tion is the birthright of the land-grant 
system; raising tuition to private school 
levels destroys the diversity of higher edu- 
cation." He added, "A system of loans, 
later to be repaid, starts a student off like 
an indentured servant, and if his wife also 
took out a loan, we have a reverse dowery." 

"Why do we make a distinction between 
free education through high school and then 
charge tuition for college, in a day when a 
college education has become as necessary 
as getting through high school once was?" 
he went on to ask. 

There are other questions to be consid- 
ered beyond the philosophical justification 
of low tuition. "A policy of low tuition is 
self-executing," explained Dr. Lederle, 
"while a scholarship and financial aid pro- 
gram will require a bureaucracy to make the 
many appraisals of individual student 
need." Most important of all, he pointed 
out the deceptive quality of many of the 
proposals: "Throughout history the an- 
nouncement of tuition hikes has been 
accompanied by the promise of increased 
financial aid for needy students. This has 
been deceitful and fraudulent. Never, to 
my knowledge, has sufficient financial aid 
been forthcoming. There is not sufficient 
financial aid now with low tuition. The 
best and most economical financial aid sys- 
tem, assuring the most equality of opportu- 
nity and avoiding bureaucracy, is the low 
tuition system." 

As a member of the Scholarship Com- 
mittee and chairman of the Athletic Awards 
Subcommittee during Dr. Lederle's tenure, 
I can verify his every contention. I would 
like to carry them one step further, how- 
ever, and point out that the $200 in-state 
and $600 out-of-state tuition fees are only a 
small part of the cost to the parents. The 
rest of the board, room, books, and fees 
package is about $1500 per student. 

One proposal calls for a $600 increase for 
out-of-state students which would deny 



many of them the opportunity to come 
here and would raise only an insignificant 
amount of money as compared to the 
state's need. 

From the point of view of a member of 
both the Scholarship Committee and the 
Athletic Council, a tuition increase would 
be disastrous. We are allowed eighty ath- 
letic grants in aid, twenty per class for our 
Yankee Conference competitions in foot- 
ball and basketball. An increase of only 
$100 in tuition would mean a need for 
$8,000 more just to maintain the status quo 
during a year when we can expect less 
income. If we couldn't raise that money, we 
would lose about five full scholarships. 

Finally, it should be noted that tuition 
moneys go into the general fund and do not 
revert to the University. 



Club Calendar 



JAMES H. ALLEN '66 
Director of Alumni Affairs 



Basketball was the major preoccupation as 
the winter's snow thawed. The Varsity M 
Club hosted the first Basketball Captain's 
Night, February 20. Of the forty-four 
former basketball captains invited to watch 
the University of Massachusetts vs. Univer- 
sity of Maine basketball game, twenty 
were present and honored during the half- 
time festivities. Following the game a recep- 
tion on their behalf was held in Memorial 
Hall. The oldest returning captain was 
Emory Grayson '17 and the most recent 
captain was Ray Ellerbrook '70. This pro- 
gram proved to be so successful that it is 



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now being planned as an annual event. 

We were in New York City Saturday, 
February 27, to watch our basketball team 
compete against George Washington Uni- 
versity at Madison Square Garden. Fol- 
lowing the game over 150 alumni met 
Coach Jack Leaman at a victory celebration 
held in the Ivy Suite of the Statler Hil- 
ton Hotel. 

Swinging away from the winter scene, 
it seems appropriate at this time to tell of 
the successful response we have had to our 
alumni tour of Majorca. At the time of 
this writing, we have 150 people signed up 
and the reservations are still coming in. 
Because this tour is doing so well, I am 
already beginning plans for another tour 
late in the year. If you have any places you 
would like us to go to, please drop us a note 
with your suggestions. These tours can 
only be as successful as you, the alumni, 
make them. 

The Class of 1966 has begun plans for 
the establishment of a memorial to Bernie 
Dallas and a Bernie Dallas Scholarship 
Fund. Bernie Dallas, the outstanding presi- 
dent of the Class and a co-captain of the 
1965 football team, was tragically killed in 
an automobile accident in April 1968 at the 
age of 25. Bernie was an inspiration to all 
of us who knew him; because of this, Dave 
Kelley '66, the officers of the Class of 
1966, and myself are heading up the Bernie 
Dallas Memorial Fund. The first fund 
raising project will be the Intra-Squad 
Spring Football Game to be held, May 1 
at 3 p.m. One of the main highlights will 
be the active participation of our profes- 
sional players such as Milt Morin, Ed Toner 
and Greg Landry who, along with this 
year's pro-draftees, will conduct clinics 
and demonstrations before and during 
the game. 

The Greater Boston Alumni Club is 
trying to raise money for books for the 
University library now under construction. 
Their first project will be a "Fun City or 
Carnival Night" to be held in mid-May in 
the Boston Area. At the time of this writing 
the plans are still incomplete, but part of 
the program will consist of games of chance 



and skill. A mailing will go out in late 
April to Boston Area alumni. Anyone 
seeking further information should write 
Audrey Wyke '68, 10 Emerson Place, Apt. 
2K, Boston, Mass. 02114. Or call her at 
617-742-7882. 

On Friday evening, May 21, the Third 
Annual Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will be 
held in the Worcester Dining Commons 
on the campus. The evening's festivities 
will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. 
to be followed by the awards banquet. For 
information about reservations, write to 
the Varsity M Club in care of the Alumni 
Office. Also, membership in the Varsity 
M Club can be obtained by sending your 
name, address and a check for $10 to 
the Varsity M Club in care of the Alumni 
Office, which will entitle you to a weekly 
sports newsletter throughout the aca- 
demic year. 

A word now about the Worcester County 
Alumnae Club, which was founded in 
1934 with six charter members under the 
presidency of Zoe Hickney White '32. One 
of the main projects of the club over the 
years has been the establishment and main- 
tenance of a scholarship and loan fund for 
senior girls. Many fund raising projects, 
such as rummage sales, card parties and 
candy sales, have been held, and in 1961 
a very successful fashion show raised 
over $250. 

In recent years the club has sponsored 
a yearly event at which a member of the 
University community travels to Worcester 
to speak to outstanding high school jun- 
iors. This year, Dean of Admissions Bill 
Tunis '50 will be the guest speaker. 

The Alumnae Club is presently expand- 
ing; a full fledged alumni club is being 
developed and the Alumnae Club will 
become its Women's Committee. It is hoped 
that this club, with its broader scope, will 
appeal to all alumni in Worcester County. 
If you are interested in becoming involved 
in its activities, please write or call either: 
Mrs. Edwin T. White, Auburn Road, Mill- 
bury, Mass. 01527; or Mrs. S. Gilbert 
Davis, 1A Kensington Heights, Worcester, 
Mass. 01602. 




At the reception after the nit (top) Saul 
Klaman '41 and Julius Erving 'y2; (bottom) 
Coach Leaman and President Wood. 



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The Classes Report 



The Twenties 

H. Halsey Davis '24 was reelected a director 
of Equity Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the 
National Life Insurance Company. He is also a 
director of that insurance company, board 
chairman and former president of the George 
C. Shaw Company, and head of the Maine 
Savings Bank in Portland. 

John Crosby '2$ was named president of the 
York County Farm Bureau, an organization 
interested in keeping consumers in closer 
touch with producers. 

The Thirties 

Milton Coven '30 is living in Israel. 

Dean Asquith '33, professor of entomology 
at the Pennsylvania State University's fruit 
research laboratory, received the third annual 
outstanding leadership award from the State 
Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania. 

George H. Allen '36, vice-president and 
publisher of Fawcett Publications' magazine 
division, announced record-breaking revenues 
and pages for the first quarter of 1971 for 
Woman's Day, Mechanix Illustrated, True, 
and Electronics Illustrated. 

Alden R. Eaton '36, director of landscape, 
construction, and maintenance at Colonial 
Williamsburg, was cited in December for his 
twenty-five years of distinguished service to 
that enterprise. 

Kenneth C. Nolan '38, technical manager, 
pesticides, for American Cyanamid Company's 
agricultural division, has served thirty years 
with the company. 

The Forties 

Dr. Wilfred B. Hathway '41 is the Dean of 
the Graduate School at Towson State College 
in Maryland. 

Kathleen Clare Yeaple '41 is the director of 
the School of Nursing at Concord Hospital in 
New Hampshire. 

Dr. Robert L. Hemond, Jr. '43, chairman of 



the economics department at American Inter- 
national College, recently received a research 
and study grant from the school. 

Sylvia Hobart Field '46 has been appointed 
assistant director of group pension valuation 
in the group pension actuarial department at 
the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 
Company. 

Anne Tilton Stevens '46 is research assistant 
for her husband, Dean, who is a zoologist at 
the University of Vermont working on the 
mechanisms of cell division in cancer. 

Dario "Duke" Politella '4-/ associate pro- 
fessor of English and journalism studies at 
UMass, has been invited to participate in 
Newsweek's annual Journalism Professor 
Intern Program. 

1950 

Arthur S. Laurilliard, Jr. is manager of quality 
control for General Electric in Lynn. 

John R. Nelson has been appointed general 
manager of the Roebling Division of CF&I 
Steel Corporation. 

Leonard A. O'Connor, treasurer of North- 
east Utilities, was elected to the Middletown 
Associate Board of the Connecticut Bank and 
Trust Company. 

Martin Tuhna has been appointed assistant 
vice-president of the Emigrant Savings Bank, 
the fourth largest savings bank in the world. 

1951 

George L. Gallerani has joined the American 
Optical Corporation as director, manufac- 
turing services, for the company's optical 
products division. 

1952 

David R. Horsefield has been elected a vice- 
president of Camp, Dresser & McKee, Inc., a 
Boston engineering corporation. 

John Raffin has launched a Boston-based 
communication agency, Johnson, Raffin & 
Lingard, Inc. John serves as president and 
director of the new firm. 

1953 

Richard J. Boutilier has been elected vice- 
president, claim department, of the Paul Revere 
Life Insurance Company. 

Victor E. Johnson, who received his master's 
in education from Boston State Teachers 



College in 1958, has been head of the English 
department at Richmond Heights Junior High 
School since 1967. He writes that he and his 
wife and their three children "really enjoy the 
Miami area." 

Maj. George M. Vartanian, a much-decorated 
master navigator at Westover, has been pro- 
moted to lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. 

Bernard M. Weinstein, executive director 
of the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York 
City, will be listed in the forthcoming edition 
of Who's Who in America. He is the first 
permanent nonmedical administrator in the 
hospital center's 235 year history. 

1954 

Maj Milford E. Davis, usaf, a senior pilot with 
more than fifteen years of service, has been 
decorated with two awards of the Distinguished 
Flying Cross for achievement as an F-4 Phan- 
tom fighter bomber pilot in Southeast Asia. 

Francis A. Podlesney has been named second 
vice-president, claims, for Bankers Security 
Life Insurance Society in Maryland. 

Merrill B. Walker, Jr., an assistant vice- 
president of Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, 
Inc., a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, Inc., 
has been appointed assistant vice-president of 
the parent company. 

1955 

Gerald Chrusciel has been appointed plant 
manager of the new Faichney thermometers 
manufacturing plant of Chesebrough-Pond's, 
Inc. located in Watertown, New York. 

Marion Roberts Kibbe is a substitute teacher 
in the Springfield school system. 

William W. Shrader is the inventor under 
a patent assigned to his employer, Raytheon, 
of an improved electronic crowbar system. 
Bill has been with Raytheon since 1956 and is 
a consulting scientist in the equipment division, 
the highest professional, scientific, and engi- 
neering level attainable at the company. 

Maj. William E. Todt is a tactical air liaison 
officer advisor to the Vietnam Air Force at 
Da Nang. 

1956 

Michael Ferber has been elected vice-president 
and director of marketing for SpectraMetrics, 
Inc. 

Robert W. LeVitre, Jr. is with the Paul 
Revere Insurance Company in New Hampshire. 



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1957 

Peter J. Barrett is manager of restaurant oper- 
ations, Western Division, for the Howard 
Johnson Company. 

Seth H. Crowell has been promoted to super- 
intendent of distribution for the Springfield 
area by the Western Massachusetts Electric 
Company. 

Edward M. Lee, ]r. was promoted to vice- 
president, marketing, for information handling 
services, by Indian Head, a leading microfilm 
publishing company. 

Ma). John T. Loftus, usaf, an air operations 
officer, received his second award of the Air 
Medal for service in Southeast Asia. 

Francis T. Spriggs is working as a placement 
programs administrator for IBM World Trade 
Corporation in New York. 

Catherine O'Connor Turner received a mas- 
ter's degree from Wesleyan University last 
June. 

1958 

John W. Durfee was named to a newly estab- 
lished position, that of forest protection spe- 
cialist, for Union Carbide's Agricultural Prod- 
ucts and Services division. 

Barbara M. Haley is a librarian at Mount 
Marty College in South Dakota. 

William Nichols, Jr., director of planning 
for the city of Modesto, California, and his 
wife Betty have announced the birth of their 
second child, John. 

Carole J. Norris has received a Certificate 
of Advanced Graduate Study in Reading Edu- 
cation from the UMass School of Education. 

Kenneth W. Pillsbury owns and operates a 
dairy farm in Huntington, Vermont. 

1959 

Ma/. Paul A. Barden, usaf, who received an 
M.S. degree in economics in 1970 from South 
Dakota State University, has graduated from 
the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk. 

Russell D. Burton was promoted to assistant 
to the manager of Aetna Life & Casualty's 
Los Angeles underwriting department. 

1960 

Eliot Sohmer is chief of the computer science 
division of the National Cryptologic School 
at Fort Meade. He and his wife have a 16- 
month-old son, David Adam. 



1961 

Kristin Alberston received her master's degree 
in education from Northeastern. She is teach- 
ing learning-disabled children in Tewksbury 
while continuing her studies at Leslie College 
in Cambridge. 

Arthur and Barbara Feinman Colby are at 
Arizona State University where he is an assist- 
ant professor of English and she is completing 
her master's in philosophy. They have three 
children: Jonathan David, born August 21, 
1961; and twins, Sarah Jane and Miriam 
Jessica, born December 13, 1967. 

Capt. Nicholas Lambiase, Jr., a procurement 
officer, has received the usaf Commendation 
Medal. 

1962 

Ronald E. Callahan is a sales representative 
for the O. C. Tanner Company in Salt Lake 
City. 

Lew Hoff is a founder of the Bartizan Cor- 
poration in New York City, a new company 
which produces and markets inexpensive credit 
card imprinting devices. 

Michael C. Moschos was admitted to the 
Bar of the State of New York last July. He has 
opened a real estate consultant office in New 
York. 

Jeanette Kyle Woodward is a guidance di- 
rector in the Overseas Service School, Bitburg, 
West Germany. 

1963 

Albert A. Bergeron has been appointed execu- 
tive assistant to the vice-president, sales, by 
the toiletries division of the Gillette Company. 
Boston College will award him a master's 
degree in business administration in June. He 
and his wife have a son, Christopher, age 2. 

Stephen R. Burke has been promoted to vice- 
president of the Maine Midland Bank in New 
York. 

Thomas E. Dodge, director of operations 
and chief pilot for Malibu Travel, Inc. of 
Milwaukee, recently left the Air Force after 
over seven years of service. 

Joan McKniff is district advisor for the 
Philippines and Taiwan with the USA Girl 
Scouts-Far East, in cooperation with the Girl 
Scouts of the Philippines and the Chinese 
Girl Scouts. 

William H. Rouleau is vice-president of 
Growth Fund Research, Inc. in California. 



Donald J. Starr, manufacturing staff assist- 
ant in the corn industrial division of CPC 
International, Inc., married Joan Henwood on 
March 28, 1970. 

Stephen and Louise Crosby Swartz are in 
New York where he is an attorney and she is 
a domestic engineer with the Irving Trust 
Company. 

Dr. Gerald A. Tuttle is in Atlanta with his 
wife and two sons. For the past two years, 
he has served as director of the Davison 
School, Inc., a private residential school for 
children with learning disabilities and language 
disorders. 

1964 

Robert A. Amadori is a physicist at the U.S. 
Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren, Vir- 
ginia. He and his wife, the former Ann Havi- 
land '65, have a daughter, Beth, born May 
27/ 1969- 

7. David Anderson, an international trade 
specialist for the U.S. Department of Com- 
merce in Washington, D.C., recently returned 
from Japan. 

Charles B. Clark, as the sanitary engineer 
for Boston Survey Consultants, directs a large 
portion of the company's engineering work. 

Robert H. Coffin, Jr., a captain in Army 
Military Intelligence, married Marie Karth on 
December 22, 1969. 

John A. Kelley III is an attorney with Under- 
wood, Lynch & Ketcham in Middlebury, 
Vermont. 

Lt. Alfred F. Morris, Jr. is in the Marine 
Corps; he will return to UMass next September 
to work on a Ph.D. 

Capt. Richard F. Phillips, a pilot in Viet Nam, 
is attached to a unit which has earned the 
usaf Outstanding Unit Award for the fourth 
consecutive year. 

llona Heine Thomasson is a chemist in the 
biochemistry department at the Chicago Col- 
lege of Osteopathy. 

Clark M. Whitcomb was appointed assistant 
secretary of the Connecticut Bank and Trust 
Company. 

Benedict Winiarski, a mathematics teacher 
and faculty manager of athletics at Simsbury 
High School in Connecticut, has been awarded 
a master's degree by Wesleyan University. He 
and his wife, the former Ceorgena Young '65, 
have three children: Peter, age 4; Susan, age 2; 
and Michael, born July 18, 1970. 

Stephen E. Woogmaster, a personnel repre- 



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sentative with Dunkin' Donuts, Inc., had re- 
ceived the Air Medal and the Air Force 
Commendation Medal while serving as a first 
lieutenant in Viet Nam. 

1965 

Roy J. Blitzer, a copywriter and account ex- 
ecutive with an advertising agency in Palo 
Alto, received a master's in marketing and 
journalism from the University of California 
at Berkeley. In June 1969, he married Carol 
Goodkin. 

Marda Buchholz, a programmer for IBM in 
Boulder, is working on an M.B.A. in man- 
agement science at the University of Colorado. 

Peter W. Clegg is the 1970 recipient of an 
annual fellowship provided by the Corning 
Glass Works Foundation to outstanding stu- 
dents at the Harvard Graduate School of 
Business Administration. In his first year of 
the two year program, he also received the 
National Defense Service Medal, the Viet 
Nam Service Medal, and the Viet Nam 
Campaign Medal. 

Capt. Thomas E. Cleland, Jr., an instructor 
pilot and Viet Nam veteran, is stationed 
in Georgia. 

John E. Henry was awarded an M.B.A. from 
Western New England College in May. 

Capt. Charles F. Litchfield is with a military 
police brigade in Viet Nam. He and his wife 
Jeane have a son, Jackie. 

Robert A. Pastuszak is a geologist and 
his wife, the former Nancy O'Brien '6y, is 
a teacher. 

Augusta Webb Quatrale 'G, a research associ- 
ate in the bioengineering division of the 
Dow Chemical Company, is on contract at 
the National Cancer Institute in Maryland. 

Geoffrey P. Rantilla is a systems analyst in 
in the Department of Public Welfare in Boston. 

Jane MacFate Robinson and her husband, 
Arthur, have announced the birth of their first 
child, Jeffrey, born June 3, 1970. Jane had 
taught sophomore English for five years at 
Millis Junior-Senior High School and was also 
yearbook advisor for two years. 

John R. Schroeder is teaching physical edu- 
cation and coaching football and lacrosse at 
Holy Family High School in Huntington. He 
and his wife Nancy have announced the birth 
of their son, John Thomas, on June 7, 1970. 

Deborah Quirk Spurlock, a former instructor 
and teaching assistant at the University of 
Maine's School of Nursing, has been appointed 



to the faculty of the University of Vermont 
as an instructor of technical nursing. 

Bill H. Wilkinson, Jr., back at the Amherst 
campus as a doctoral candidate in community 
relations, is working with the Black Mass 
Communications Project in the five college area. 

1966 

Steven Blackmore was promoted to project 
analyst in the systems and procedure depart- 
ment of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He and 
his wife, the former Carolyn Smith, have 
announced the birth of their second child, 
Robert Martin, born November 20, 1970. 

Capt. Gordon K. Breault, a highly decorated 
Viet Nam veteran combat fighter pilot, has 
helped his squadron earn the usaf Outstand- 
ing Unit Award. 

2/Lt. Benjamin E. Dudek, usaf, is flying the 
C-130 Hercules aircraft in Taiwan. 

Wilrose M. Duquette, a manufacturing 
engineer for the Torrington Company in Con- 
necticut, is enrolled in the M.B.A. program at 
the University of Hartford. He and his wife 
Penny have a daughter, Deborah Lynn, age 3V2. 

Dr. Francis A. Fassett graduated from 
Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario 
and is now practicing veterinary medicine 
in Bolton, Connecticut. 

Darryl H. Fine is an auditor at the Wells 
Fargo Bank in San Francisco. 

Capt. Evan N. Fournaris is both attending 
the intelligence career course at Fort Holabird, 
Maryland, and working on his master's de- 
gree in school administration at Loyola Col- 
lege. He expects to receive his master's in 
May, and hopes to be assigned to the staff and 
faculty of the Intelligence School at Fort 
Huachuca in Arizona. His wife, the former 
Diane Carey, had taught school in Europe, 
Massachusetts, and Baltimore before the 
couple adopted their son, Nicholas, who is 
now 16-months-old. 

Sharon Hoar Gagnon is a nurse. 

Sally A. Gerry, a sixth grade teacher at the 
Riverbend School in Athol, married Richard 
D. Stone on August 19, 1969. 

Capt. Ronald G. Helie, usaf, has been 
awarded a master's in education administra- 
tion by International American University's 
extension center in Puerto Rico. 

Capt. Richard R. Lanoue, usaf, having 
completed a twelve month tour of duty in Viet 
Nam, is attending the Air University's Squad- 
ron Officer School at Maxwell afb. 



Marion P. Mscisz, a Spanish teacher who 
earned a master's degree in Spanish from 
Pennsylvania State University last December, 
married Henry A. Doll, III on August 29, 1970. 

Joseph P. Ouellette, after substitute teaching, 
was promoted from assistant chief to director 
of a laboraory and X-ray department at a 
Dorchester health clinic. He and his wife 
Marlene have announced the birth of Michelle 
Ann, born September 12, 1970. 

Susan Perry Peabody is managing a physi- 
cians' laboratory in Taunton. 

George E, Pollino is an actuarial associate 
with the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance 
Company. 

Coralie A. Pryde 'G is a research chemist 
with Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray 
Hill, New Jersey. 

Paul Rossetti, a math teacher at Lee High 
School, and his wife, the former Margaret 
Grant, have announced the birth of Stephen 
Michael, born May 11, 1970. 

Trenor G. Tilley is assistant director of the 
Association of Student Councils in Toronto. 

1967 

Alan P. Asikainen is an environmental en- 
gineer at Curran Associates in Northampton, 
and his wife, the former Janet Webb '68, is a 
teacher in the Amherst public schools. 

l/Lt. Robert L. Astorino, who was awarded 
an M.P.A. degree by Syracuse University in 
1968, received the Army Commendation Medal 
for meritorious service as a civil officer in 
Viet Nam. 

Diane E. Bartlett, a biology teacher and 
head of the science department at Smithfield 
High School in Rhode Island, married William 
H. Rhodes, III. 

Capt, Patrick A. Crotty, a bioenvironmental 
engineer at Grand Forks afb in North Dakota, 
and his wife Judith have announced the birth 
of their first child, Sean Patrick, born Sep- 
tember 23, 1970. 

Richard D. Chandler, a mechanical engineer 
for General Electric, married Mary Stevenson 
November 27, 1969. 

Gunther E. Forst, a teacher in Cocoa, 
Florida, married Pat Foerst on July xi, 1970.- 

Lt. Edward J. Godek is a pilot in the Air 
Force. 

Daniel J. Grieco, 11 is a lawyer. 

Donald P. Hawkes, administrative assistant 
to the executive secretary in the town of 
Weston, earned a master's degree in public 



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administration from the University of Rhode 
Island. Formerly, he had spent two years as 
assistant to the town manager in Amherst, and 
he hopes for a career in municipal manage- 
ment. Donald and his wife Phyllis have a son, 
Ethan, age -^-k. 

Shirley C. Lord, a physical education teacher 
in Maynard, married Robert Toutant. 

Sgt. Brian H. McMahon received the Air 
Force Commendation Medal for meritorious 
service in Viet Nam. 

James F. Murphy is a food service manager 
at Bryn Mawr College. He and his wife, the 
former Judy Dow '68, have announced the 
birth of their second son, Matthew Joseph, 
born October 26, 1970. 

Capt Robert C. J. Pederzani, now stationed 
in South Dakota, had received the Bronze Star 
during his tour of duty in Viet Nam. 

Bryan W . Plumb is a music instructor of the 
marching and concert bands of Tantasqua 
Regional High School in Sturbridge. He and 
his wife, the former Carol J. Rourke '69, have 
announced the birth of Bryan Christopher, 
born October 11, 1970. 

Ralph and Barbara Feifer Prolman have 
announced the birth of Lori Ann, born No- 
vember 18, 1970. Barbara received a master's 
in education from Tufts University last May. 

Maj. Robert R. Reining, Jr. 'C, a senior 
navigator and Viet Nam veteran, has gradu- 
ated from the Armed Forces Staff College 
at Norfolk. 

Capt. Albert P. Richards, Jr., an Air Force 
pilot stationed in Viet Nam, and his wife 
Andrea have announced the birth of Sarah 
Elizabeth, born April 12, 1970. 

l/Lt. George L. Smith, usaf, is a civil 
engineer stationed in Greenland. 

Stephen F. Smith is a social worker with the 
Department of Public Welfare in Southbridge. 

Henry G. Sopel has been promoted to senior 
associate industrial engineer at ibm's systems 
manufacturing division plant in Kingston, 
New York. 

Kenneth B. Stevens is a sanitary engineer 
with the New York State Department of 
Environmental Conservation in Albany. He 
was recently released from active duty in the 
Army, where he was an instructor in pre- 
ventive medicine. Ken and his wife, the former 
Anita Beaupre '66, have a daughter, Jennifer, 
born February 7, 1969. 

Alan I. White, a graduate of the Georgetown 
University Law Center, has taken a position 



with the law firm of Lawler, Felix & Hall 
in Los Angeles. 

1968 

Carole A. Bialy, a French teacher, married 
Wayne S. Landesman. 

Joanne Cavallaro, an executive secretary to 
the head of a Boston computer time sales firm, 
married Francis P. Ruchalski on May 24, 1969. 

2/Lt. Richard Comerford graduated from 
the usaf aerospace munitions officer course at 
Lowry afb and is serving with a unit of tac. 

l/Lt. Richard M. Delaney is a procurement 
officer stationed in Texas. 

Janice Dimenstein 'G, a research assistant 
in the virology department at Baylor College of 
Medicine, married James H. Ratner on June 
30, 1968. 

David H. Goldman, having returned after 
fourteen months in Viet Nam, is a graduate 
student at Boston State College. 

Allen H. Grosnick, a financial planning con- 
sultant for the Phoenix Companies of Hart- 
ford, has been named the Springfield agency 
leader for 1970. 

Donald M. Hunsberger is a teacher at a 
private school in Bellbuckle, Tennessee. 

Dianne Kappa, a research assistant in cancer 
research at the M. D. Anderson Hospital and 
Tumor Institute in Houston, married Richard 
W. McLean, Jr. on June 21, 1969. 

Kenneth R. Lamkin, a second year medical 
student at Meharry Medical College in Nash- 
ville, has been awarded an Association of 
American Medical College/United States Pub- 
lic Health Service International Fellowship 
to study medicine in Jerusalem this summer. 
Before beginning medical school, he had spent 
one year in vista counseling youthful offen- 
ders at the Rikers Island Prison in New 
York City. 

Joel D. Lapin is an instructor of sociology at 
Catonsville Community College in Baltimore. 

Phyllis Levine is in Boston doing employ- 
ment counseling for the State of Massachusetts. 

Eugene D. Lussier completed a military 
police course at Fort Gordon in Georgia. 

Elizabeth A. Mackey, a librarian in the 
Northampton school system, married Francis 
S. Phillips '67 on May 4, 1968. 

Peter C. Mason is a social worker with the 
New York City Department of Social Work, 
and his wife, the former Nancy Thompson '69, 
is a nurse. 

Russell C. Mauch, Jr. 'G is a teaching 



assistant in English at UMass. 

Michael A. McCarthy is a student at Har- 
vard Law School. 

l/Lt. Timothy F. O'Leary, Jr. 'G received 
the Army Commendation Medal for service as 
a civil affairs officer in Viet Nam. 

Eugene M. Propper will graduate from law 
school at the University of Minnesota in 
June and has accepted a position as an 
attorney for the Justice Department, as part 
of the department's honors program in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Capt. Paul J. St. Laurent recently assumed 
command of Company D., 815 th Engineer Bat- 
talion, near Di Linh, Viet Nam. 

Sharon M. Wasserman has been traveling 
throughout the continental United States as 
a market research field supervisor for the 
Proctor & Gamble Company. 

William and Adele Darrah Wagner have 
announced the birth of William Darrah, born 
October 19, 1970. Before the birth of her son, 
Adele had spent a year as a medical-surgical 
staff nurse at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital 
in Boston, and another year as an inservice 
education instructor at Emerson Hospital 
in Concord. 

l/Lt. David J. Webber, and his wife, the 
former Dorothy Rajecki '69, have a four- 
month-old-son. Dorothy is an elementary 
school teacher. 

Wendy Weinstock, a social worker at the 
Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, New 
York, married Paul Mlinar on January 5, 1969. 

1969 

Peter Alizzeo, a third year dental student at 
the University of Pennsylvania, and his wife, 
the former Kathleen Atchue, have a son, Gary. 

Susan D. Ashley, a teacher at Assawomp- 
sett Elementary School in Lakeville, married 
L. Barry French on December 20, 1969. 

Ruth Hozid Baizman is a staff librarian with 
the American Chemical Society's Chemical 
Abstract Service in Columbus. 

Daniel P. Barry is a teacher at Springfield 
Community College. 

Sgt. Joseph Burke, usaf, married Janice M. 
Bongiovanni 'yo on June 6, 1970. Janice is a 
physical education teacher at the Charleston 
County School Department in South Carolina. 

Raymond Cieplik 'G is head soccer coach 
and assistant professor of physical education at 
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. 



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x/Lt, lames L. Clapprood is a member of 
the security police force cited as the best 
such unit guarding a sac installation. 

Carol A. Cruz is a seventh grade English 
teacher at Medfield Junior High. 

Michael A. DeLugan is a consultant for 
a Holyoke paper firm and a student at UMass. 

Roland J. Dupuis is working for the State 
Division of Water Pollution Control while 
studying for his master's at UMass. He and 
his wife, the former Kathleen Pelow '68, have 
announced the birth of Timothy Joseph, born 
October 27, 1970. 

Bradley C. Fitzgerald, a teacher at the John 
F. Kennedy Junior High in Springfield, mar- 
ried Lesley-Anne Luckett on June 14, 1969. 

James C. French, who has been awarded the 
Purple Heart and the Army Commendation 
Medal during his tour of duty in Viet Nam, 
married Florence M. Gerow on July 28, 1970. 

Elizabeth A. Hunsberger is in Nairobi, 
Kenya. 

A/iC Raymond M. Martucci, an accounting 
and finance specialist, has been named pride 
(Professional Results in Daily Efforts) Man of 
the Month at Plattsburgh afb in New York. 

2/Lt. James K. Moran flies the C-141 Star- 
lifter cargo-troop carrier aircraft at McGuire 
afb in New Jersey. 

Carol Ann O'Connor, a substitute teacher 
at Wildwood High School in New Jersey, mar- 
ried Al Pizzi on May 23, 1970. 

Ruth Anne Pannell, who has an M.A. in 
Russian literature and is teaching English at 
the Institut de Geologie in Nancy, France, mar- 
ried Jean-Eric Bajolle on December 5, 1970. 

Sp/4 Ronald P. Paquette is a medic in 
Okinawa. 

Lorraine I. Rzonca 'C is a Ph.D. candidate 
at UMass. 

Clifford B. Savell, a teacher at Twerton 
Junior/Senior High School in Rhode Island, 
married Andrea Katzman on June 22, 1969. 

George A. Schofield, III is Director of Food 
at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. 

Gail D. Stevens, a registered nurse at St. 
Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, married Peter A. 
Bryson on August 23, 1969. 

Peter E. Taylor, head of the cash department 
for the Star Market Company in Cambridge, 
married Janet Brierley on November 29, 1968. 

Ronald S. Tuminski was awarded a Master 
of Public Administration degree last December 
by Pennsylvania State University. 

Nancy Su-Nan Wang 'G is a biochemist 



studying drug metabolism at Eli Lilly & Com- 
pany in Indianapolis. 

Robert F. Welch is with computer sales 
for RCA. 

Murray J. Winer, who has earned an 
M.B.A. degree from Suffolk University, is 
a sales territory manager for Wyeth Labora- 
tories in Philadelphia. 

David A. Wilbur, a recent recipient of 
a master's degree from the University of 
North Carolina, has been appointed director 
of planning by the Massachusetts Hospital 
Association. 

1970 

Eugene L. Bass 'G is on the faculty of Salis- 
bury State College in Maryland. He is married 
to the former Linda Epstein '68. 

Jon E. Cade is an engineer and his wife, 
the former Sybil Mazmanian '6y is a social 
worker. 

Antonio and Diana Theofilis Pavao '67 are 
teaching in Danville, Illinois. 

Henry M. Rogers, Jr. 'G has been appointed 
oxide superintendent at the Gibsonburg, 
Ohio, plant of the Pfizer minerals, pigments 
and metals division. 

Noel E. Schablik is a law student and his 
wife, the former Carol A. Podolski '6g, is a 
nurse at Hackensack Hospital in New Jersey. 

Frank A. Shepherd 'G is a second year stu- 
dent at the University of Michigan Law 
School. Karen Laing Shepherd 'G is teaching 
English at Plymouth High School in Michigan. 

Robert F. Willis, a teacher in Palmer, mar- 
ried Martha Carrington '67 on June 27, 1970. 

Thomas J. York is teaching and coaching 
in East Longmeadow. On December 27, 1969, 
he married Alison Moore '6g. 

Marriages 

John M. D'Arcy '58 to Konstanze Mundlein, 
November 1969. Robert S. Nowak '58 to 
Margaret a Midurski, August 29, 1970. Elaine 
S. Morse '$g to Michael Fiorillo, Jr., February 
15, 1969. Thomas E. Ohnesorge '59 to Barbara 
Shepard, August 20, 1969. Hedy Rothman 
Zarkin '60 to Theodore S. Samet. Susan Fabl- 
burch '62 to Donald A. Chapman. Carol Ann 
Folley '62 to Mr. Factora. Jane E. Tufts '62 to 
Charles Bryson. Donna L. Eggleston '6} to 
Charles L. Barosso, September 14, 1963. Emily 
C. Eldred '63 to Norman Yeo. Jean N. Meakim 
'63 to Jack Stanton. Ann K. Ledwith '64 to 



Lawrence K. Elliott. Judith C. Stevens '64 to 
John Matchett. Martha Billings '65 to D. Wil- 
liam Pratt. Elizabeth M. Bourque '6; to George 
O. Johnson. Barbara Cocchi '65 to John Da- 
borowski. SaraJi W. Howe '65 to J. M. Flynn. 
Esta Smith '65G to Frederick Busi, June 1967. 
Frank G. Ragusa '65 to Barbara J. Smith '65. 
Martha C. Brockway '66 to James Mahoney. 
Bruce Grimaldi '66 to Lynne Peirce '6;, August 
1966. Dana C. Hirst '66 to Elizabeth Steinmetz 
'68G, August 29, 1970. Carol A. Kane '66 
to Mr. Kelly. Janice W. Shonak '66 to Richard 
Hughes, April 26, 1969. Charles C. Carswell 
'67 to Margaret Mosack '67. Louis J. Dostal, 
Jr. '67 to Nancy Sanderman, March 12, 1971. 
Richard H. Letarte '67G to Mary Ellen Lewis, 
September, 1967. Joanne E. Papuga '67 to Pat- 
rick J. Connelly, May 11, 1968. Patricia A. 
Schmucker '67 to Loren Shumway. Shirley M. 
Sturtevant '67 to David F. Osborne. Anne R. 
Tufts '67 to Robert Sobocinski. Donna M. 
Apicella '68 to Norman LaFlamme. Joan W. 
Bieniek '68 to John Simkovich. Lorraine B. 
Carter '68 to Patrick O'Donnell, Jr. Jo-Anne 
Dunsford '68 to Richard Sirois. Rachel Good- 
man '68 to M.S. Spierer, July 1969. Charles 
F. Hopkins, III '68 to Catherine Leonard '70. 
Lois A. Mozzicato '68 to Anthony R. Shields. 
Richard C. Berman '6a to Myrna J. Freedman 
'69. Maureen Burke '69 to Francis X. Mc- 
William. Cheryl D. Burns '69 to Jack Cobean. 
Donna M. Cardoza '69 to Ronald A. Dion. 
Bruce J. Cochrane '69 to Jacqueline Anne Wolff 
'69. Stephen Cohen '69 to Lynne A. Goodman 
'69. Joseph F. Dingman, Jr. '69 to Carolyn 
Ives '70. Roger P. Fuller '69 to Judith E. Page 
'68. Andrea J. Krantz '69G to Les Levine. 
Robert K. Legg '69 to Eileen J. Cembalisty '69, 
August 23, 1969. Maureen A. Maher '69 to 
John R. Locke, May 23, 1970. Raymond W. 
Martucci '69 to Carol A. Newcomb, April 18, 
1970. Raymond L. Poole '69 to Joan M. Gamble 
'68. Paula M. Rizzo '69G to Mr. Holleran. 
Stanley D. Russell '69 to Jane Chaney '69, 
December 26, 1969. Monica E. Wilson '69 to 
Bruce G. Harnois, August 22, 1970. John T. 
Higgins, Jr. '70 to Nancy J. Harrinton '69. 

Children 

Tracy Leigh was born August 10, 1970 to 
Bunny and Richard E. Johnson '52; other chil- 
dren: Mark, age 16; Terrie, age 18. Myles '53 
and Joan Arthur Richmond '54 have three chil- 
dren: Dennis, age 7; Robert, age 3; Ann, 



age 2. R. D. and Jean Waterhouse McMillen 
'54 have two children: Lynne, age 11; Scott, age 
8. Leah Ruth and Steven Edward were born 
November 18, 1970 to Donald and Nancy Wy- 
man Spraragen '55. Dwight Lawrence was 
born August 1, 1970 to David and Mary 
O'Donnell Whitaker '58. Jeffrey Martin was 
born February 8, 1971 to Leonard and Beverly 
Martin Centine '61. Andrew was born last 
November to Martha and Edmund A. Rosen- 
baum '63. William Francis, III, was born Feb- 
ruary 21, 1970 to William and Joy Carter 
Bassett '64. Laura Ann was born December 22, 
1970 to Frederick and Constance Rapisardi 
DiCioia '64; other children: Ellen Marie, age 3. 
Maren Rebecca was born November 19, 1970 
to Leslie '64 and Rita Swartz Pyenson '66. 
Abby Rachel was born December 22, 1969 to 
Robert and Janice Reilly Zidle '64. Craig 
Charles was born November 7, 1970 to Steven 
and Jerrilyn Searleman Benson '65. Tracy 
Beth was born February 28, 1970 to Joel and 
Judith Cohen Englander '6;. Charles Lloyd 
was born February 1, 1971 to Prescott and 
Patricia Quinn Ferris '66. Michael William was 
born last January to Herbert '67 and Cynthia 
Collins Lach '69. John C, Jr. was born Decem- 
ber 14, 1970 to Rose Ann and John C. Wil- 
ferth '67. Charissa was born December 20, 1970 
to Ronald and Daryl Young Forth '68. Joel 
Peter was born May 9, 1969 to David and 
Patricia Kulczyk Herman '68. 

Obituaries 

Dr. Stevenson Fletcher '96 died February 
10, 1971 at the age of 95. He had been dean 
of the College of Agriculture at The Pennsyl- 
vania State University from 1939 until his 
retirement in 1946. Dr. Fletcher had joined the 
Penn State staff in 1916, having earned ad- 
vanced degrees from Cornell University. He 
is survived by six children. 

Frederick H. Burr '12 died November 26, 
1970. 

Alexander B. Chase, Jr. '15, a retired post- 
master, died September 8, 1970. His wife, two 
daughters, seven grandchildren and one great- 
grandson survive him. 

Frank L. Davis '16 died November 19, 1970 
after a long illness. A retired agricultural 
agent, he had served Plymouth and Norfolk 
Counties for forty-seven years. Frank was a 
past president of the Massachusetts Federation 
of Extension Administrators, a member of the 



Walpole Chamber of Commerce, and a fifty- 
year member of the Pilgrim Masonic Lodge of 
Harwich. He is survived by two sons, eight 
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

David J. Bowen, who entered m.a.c. with the 
Class of 1917, died June 7, 1970. 

Herbert W. Terrill, who entered m.a.c. with 
the Class of 1917, died December 2, 1970 
after a brief illness. His wife and two sons 
survive him. 

Charles H. Mallon '21 died November 11, 
1970. After working for the Elmore Milling 
Company of Oneonta, New York, for forty- 
three years, he retired and became involved in 
the real estate business with the Harry R. 
White Company. A resident of Wilbraham 
for twenty-eight years, he was a member of the 
Wilbraham United Church, the Wilbraham 
Conservation Commission, and a fifty-year 
member of the Newton Lodge of Masons. Mr. 
Mallon was a dedicated supporter of his alma 
mater. His wife, two daughters, two brothers 
and a sister survive him. 

Howard Bates '23 died December 18, 1970 
of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife 
and three daughters. 

Lawrence E. Briggs '27 died December 20, 
1970 after a long illness. A retired UMass 
physical education professor, he was the 
school's first varsity soccer coach, a position he 
held for over thirty years. Larry was the reci- 
pient of the Harold M. Gore award for "out- 
standing contributions to schoolboy basketball 
over a long period of time," and the Associate 
Alumni cited him for distinguished service 
to the University by awarding him an Alumni 
Medal in 1968. He was a founder of the 
National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Associ- 
ation and won that organization's second 
honor award in 1967. Larry was very active 
and influential in New England athletics, and 
his colleagues and former students note his 
passing with regret. His wife and two daugh- 
ters survive him. 

James E. Gavagan '35 died February 1, 1971 
after surgery. He was editor of New York 
State Conservation, the official publication of 
the State Department of Environmental Con- 
servation. He is survived by four children. 

Murray W. George '37 died December 3, 1970 
of a heart attack. He was a landscape archi- 
tect with the National Park Service for twenty- 
one years and designer of the park around 



the St. Louis Arch. Murray will be remembered 
for his practice of doing difficult tasks, in- 
cluding a hand-built eight room adobe house 
and moving a 40' tree for shade. His wife, son, 
and mother survive him. 

Col. Edward F. Stoddard '39 died January 
9, 1971. A retired Air Force officer, he had 
served in Panama, Trinidad, and Guatemala 
and was a veteran of World War II and Korea. 
In 1956 he became base commander at Grif- 
fiths afb in Rome, New York, and later was 
deputy commander of the joint U.S. military 
mission for aid to Ankara. Upon retiring in 
1961, with many military decorations, he came 
to Amherst where he eventually became the 
town's first full time tax assessor. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, four children, his father and 
a granddaughter. 

John E. Merrill, Jr. '40 died September 21, 
1970 of a heart attack. An account executive 
and engineer with Arkwright Boston Insurance 
Company, he was a veteran of World War II. 
His wife, two children, his parents and a 
sister survive him. 

Abigale Ferry '54 died June 11, 1971. 

Adelbert S. Weaver '58 died November 22, 
1970. He was a systems analyst in data proc- 
essing with the Travelers Insurance Company. 
His wife, daughter, parents, and two brothers 
survive him. 

Ursula Zecca Martin '62G was killed in 
an auto accident on April 3, 1970. 

Lf. Carleton P. Miller, Jr. '67 died in action 
on January 6, 1971. 



Where are you going? 
What are you doing? 
What are you thinking? 

Please keep in touch. We print all the class 
notes we receive and many letters to the editor. 
We must, however, reserve the right to shorten 
or edit information for publication whenever 
necessary. Please send address changes and 
other correspondence to Mrs. Katie Gillmor, 
Editor, The Alumnus, Associate Alumni, 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01002. 




The Campus Beckons 

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June 4, 5 & 6. 

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The Alumnus 



University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Volume II, Number 3 June/July 1071 




In this issue 

Letters page l 

Big Ear in Quabbin page 4 

All he expected . . . and more page 7 

A Window into Men's Minds page 10 

On Campus page 14 

From the Sidelines page 23 

Comment on Development page 24 

Club Calendar page 24 

Something old, something new page 25 

The Classes Report page 27 




The Alumnus 

June/July 1971 

Volume II, Number 3 

Katie S. Gillmor, Editor 

Stanley Barron '51, President 

Evan V. Johnston '50, Executive Vice-President 

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Quint Dawson, the cover, pages 5 and 6; 
Mark Harris, page 11 and page 26 (upper 
right); Richard Shanor, "YAGS" (story and 
photo), page 16; Catherine Moore, "The 
Student Lawyer," page 18; Index, page 19; 
Richard Hendel, page 20; Bob DiRamio, page 
21; John McCarthy, page 25 (middle) and page 
26 (except for upper right.) 



Letters 



Russell's point of view 

Excerpts with amendments from a letter ad- 
dressed to lames H. Allen '66, author of 
"Wheat in Tanzania" which appeared in the 
October/November 1971 Alumnus: 

I have read your article, and it seems to 
follow my point of view. However, I feel 
that all American intervention, regardless, 
is dangerous and exposes a foreign nation to 
the possibility, if not the certainty, of economic 
imperialism and the infiltration of American 
(U.S.) ideas on politics, international rela- 
tions, and other subjects. 

John H. Foster, in the article on the Uni- 
versity's program in international agriculture 
which precedes yours, has no doubts that 
Americans can help the world to solve the 
problem of hunger. However, he doesn't antic- 
ipate or recognize the other problems they 
may create or nurture. 

Joseph S. Johnson, author of the article on 
rice in Indonesia, apparently is unaware that 
he is in an area of a vast massacre, maybe 
500,000 to a million Indonesians. That cuts 
down on hunger, temporarily. I wonder what 
"free Asians" he is talking about. That is, 
the guys who realize they "cannot battle the 
Communist with arms." There are a hell of 
a lot of "free" Asians, who have found freedom 
means being moved out of their home country- 
side, being wounded or killed as civilians or 
in fighting their fellow-countrymen, or in 
American-inspired wars against other coun- 
tries, as in Laos and Cambodia. I wonder 
whether we need Mr. Johnson's "counter- 
revolutionary mission" more than we need 
the revolution. . . . 

I was not surprised, neither was I pleased, 
to see the sentence in the Gillmor article, ["The 
Coach Emphasizes Winning", same issue], 
"The first commandment is to go to church." 
Otherwise, the coach sounded pretty good. But 
this harking back to conservatism and con- 
formity shows that the athletic system and 
attitudes are more impervious to change than 
many other things about universities, (cf. Out 



of Their League by Dave Meggyesy). . . . 

The format of The Alumnus is something 
out of this world. Great stuff. Mr. Hendel 
did well. . . . 

In general, I favor student revolts nowadays. 
They seem to be justified. I used to revolt 
myself, and I think I was responsible for the 
end of "arena parties," sadistic affairs run by 
sophomores on nonconforming freshmen. As 
a senior, I turned out the Grinnell Arena lights 
midway through the shindy, unscrewed the 
handles of the switches, and threw them into 
the sawdust of the arena. It didn't interrupt 
the ceremonies for long, but I heard later that 
this was the last of such brutal exhibitions. 
They were usually led by athletes who in later 
life were commended for their sportsmanship. 

RALPH RUSSELL '22 

Washington, D.C. 

The CIA in Indonesia 

I think the reader would have a better chance 
of assessing the value of Mr. Johnson's "Rice 
in Indonesia" program if they knew if Mr. J. 
was still with Air America in Indonesia. Mr. 
Johnson might also tell his readers that Air 
America is the air line run by and for the cia 
exclusively. So if Air America is "doing it" 
— the cia is doing it. Is it strictly an agri- 
cultural mission? 

I too was in Viet Nam, with the Red Cross, 
and saw Air America in action there. 

JOAN MCKNIFF '63 

USA Girl Scouts — Tar East 
APO San Trancisco 

One for Hank 

Something in the exchange between Henry 
Shensky and yourself in the February /March 
issue of The Alumnus really got to me. 

First of all, when Henry claims that many 
extraordinary achievements of our alumni are 
being kept secret while other colleges extol 
the virtues of their own, he's absolutely right. 
Each year I fill out a card for Syracuse Uni- 
versity telling them the news about my hus- 
band. As of their latest printing he is listed as 
Chester B. Fish, Jr. '50, father of three boys 
and two girls, homeowner in the suburbs of 
New York, or words to that effect. There's no 
question but that he deserves the coverage. I'd 
be the first to agree. If it's true though that 
behind every successful man there's a woman, 
then this is certainly an extraordinary achieve- 
ment of a University of Massachusetts alumna 



that's really been kept a secret. 

With my bachelor's degree in sociology I've 
managed to live in a Boy Scout camp with no 
running water, wash and fold thousands of 
diapers, exercise extreme diplomacy and tact 
with various school administrations in the 
course of putting five children through school, 
patiently wait for unreliable lirr trains and 
adjust untold numbers of social schedules 
according to the whims of their engineers. 
Perhaps my most extraordinary achievement 
was when in one day our oldest boy received 
from the Univ. of Mass. a refusal to grant him 
admission and on the following day a request 
for funds came from the alumni association, 
and I still smiled. 

Secondly, when the editor stated that the 
magazine should be a source of intellectual 
stimulation, a continuation of our university 
experience, then I feel you oversimplify. Our 
university experience was our first step as 
individuals into a form of community life. 
True, we were intellectually stimulated by an 
excellent faculty and the stimulation persists 
so that we are alert to situations in our own 
communities and the world at large. The in- 
tellectual stimulation brings much private 
pleasure to us also in the form of appreciation 
of good books, music and art. For many of us, 
though, the university experience went beyond 
the intellectual, into the social and the form- 
ing of new relationships with people. This is 
what I feel Henry is getting at. The experience 
of life at the Univ. of Mass. enriched us in 
many ways and lives on in us as a symbol. It is 
only through The Alumnus that we can now 
keep in touch with the Univ. of Mass. and 
those people who make it tick. We identify 
with them, we hope for them, and we are 
further enriched by them as they strengthen 
a symbol that played such an important role 
in our lives. 

Stimulation of the intellect is a grand pur- 
suit, but stimulation of the emotions is what 
moves men and women to action. 

CLAIRE COMMO FISH '48 

Greenlawn, New York 

And one for our side 

Here's a "Right On!" for Katie Gillmor, editor 
of The Alumnus, for her comments on the 
function of an alumni magazine. One's educa- 
tion never ends ! Keep up the good work. 

DICK JACKSON '49 

Pocomoke City, Maryland 



Dr. Wood hit the nail on the head 

A few remarks for your perusal: 

Format — Compliments to those involved in 
the updating and vast improvement of the 
Alumnus format. Not only is the format itself 
readable, but the content has taken on a more 
current attitude toward informing the alumni 
of the University's programs and projections, 
and inspiring some thought on social concerns. 

Dr. Robert Wood — His inauguration speech, 
reprinted in the February/March issue, 
touched upon an area that I feel to be of dire 
necessity concerning today's goals of higher 
education. 

The President's Committee, formed to report 
to the board of trustees at the end of the 
summer on the role of the University in the 
future; has been given a challenge of no mean 
stature. This committee's progress could very 
well bring to bear many specific directions in 
Massachusetts that will actualize projections 
made from such sources as the Carnegie Com- 
mission and the Newman Report. 

JAMES M. MULLIGAN '69 

field Representative 
Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity 

Positive impressions 

I have been extremely impressed with the qual- 
ity of The Alumnus. It has helped me create 
an interest in the University that did not even 
exist while I was an undergraduate. 

DAVID MILNER '67 

Denver, Colorado 

Having just received Volume II, Number i of 
The Alumnus, I cannot contain my enthusiasm: 
the format, the articles, layout, type — every- 
thing is terrific, one of the finest "house 
organs" I've ever seen. I particularly enjoyed 
the fine article on Dean Dwight Allen, an 
article which has moved me to write to that 
gentleman concerning our educational situa- 
tion. It fills me with pride that my alma mater 
is moving so forcefully in education — the 
area to which I have dedicated my life. 

Evan Johnston's poorly written whining is 
a sad reminder of the old Alumnus, (in para- 
graph five is he complaining because UMass 
got caught in violation, that UMass is policed 
too closely?). He is one who seems unaware 
of the trend away from massive intercollegiate 
athletic programs, who ritualistically calls out 
for more athletic scholarships, bigger stadiums. 

May I suggest one way to improve the 



magazine: write articles, profiles, on recent or 
old grads — the many who have made it, who 
do well by UMass. One such who would make 
a fascinating subject is Paul Theroux '63. He 
has written at least four fine novels, (all of 
which have been well received,) and his short 
story in a recent issue of Playboy is superb. 

MICHAEL M. HENCH '64 

Assistant Professor 
College of the Virgin Islands 

May I congratulate the Associate Alumni on 
the excellence of The Alumnus magazine. 

Not too long ago, our alumni magazine was 
little more than a bulletin board announcing 
the marriages, family additions, and career 
successes of our fellow classmates. The 
Alumnus continues to let us share our friends' 
latest achievements. But now it does much 
more. It truly gives one a sense of once again 
participating in the life of the University. 

Please extend my thanks and good wishes 
to those who are responsible. 

LEWIS C. HOFF '62 

New York, New York 

Congratulations on the new approach and 
format of the magazine. It's most interesting 
and enjoyable. 

SUSAN LEMANIS WOLF '63 

Edwardsville, Illinois 

We find the new magazine interesting and 
perhaps contributing more to the community 
of alumni. The campus has seemed rather 
removed from us with the almost total change- 
over of administration, etc., since we grad- 
uated, and we do enjoy the "portraits" of the 
new administration. 

CAROL LILLIE NESTOR '6l 

Randolph, Massachusetts 

Back to the record books, Pete 

Referring to the issue of March 1971, Peter 
Pascarelli's article on Mass. hockey is incor- 
rect in its reference to early varsity hockey 
teams. He is evidently not up on early history. 
He should have researched beyond the "forty 
years of trying." In the period of 1911 to 
1915 while I was in college, (during my senior 
year I was manager of the team ) the hockey 
team ranked as more successful in intercol- 
legiate sports than any other varsity sport. 
In the 1913-14 season we had six victories and 
two defeats, losing only to Dartmouth and 
Harvard in overtime. Our team that year had 
two of the best forwards in hockey, Jones 



and Hutchinson, who were considered second 
only to the famed Hobey Baker of Princeton 
— probably the best college hockey player 
of a generation. Professional hockey had little 
standing and few teams in the U.S.A. in 
those days, so no comparisons are possible. 

The hockey season was short — from Decem- 
ber 15 to February 22 — and about half the 
games on the schedule usually had to be 
cancelled as most rinks were outside and 
dependent on the condition of the ice. Our 
practice and games were played on the campus 
pond. In a mild winter, weeks went by with- 
out satisfactory ice, and in heavy snows the 
freshmen who were supposed to keep the ice 
clear had a habit of disappearing ! Even so, 
Mass. was always rated among the five top 
rated n.e. teams. 

Practically all of The Alumnus articles are 
related to present day activities, so that it 
is understandable that events of forty to sixty 
years ago are unknown (and perhaps little 
regarded.) Old timers remember the regular 
column by Bill Doran '15 in earlier publica- 
tions with nostalgia. 

EARLE S. DRAPER '15 

Vero Beach, florida 

Regarding Peter F. Pascarelli's article about 
the University of Massachusetts hockey pro- 
gram, particularly "the one that hardly ever 
won a big game, that struggled to get noticed 
in hockey-conscious New England, that labored 
on campus in near obscurity" — let me say 
that Mr. Pascarelli should have opened the 
record books that went beyond his day. 

In the winter of 1921-22, we had to wait 
until the pond froze over so that we could get 
some practice in. This called for much patience. 
But we got some excellent results for our 
patience. I don't know what Mr. Pascarelli calls 
"big games," but we did beat Yale at New 
Haven on its own rink. We went to West Point 
to beat the Army on its own rink. We beat 
Amherst several times. We went to the Phila- 
delphia Ice Palace and played Quaker City 
one night and New York's St. Nicholas the 
next night. We lost to Quaker City but not to 
St. Nicks. 

It should be kept in mind that we had only 
four hundred regular students to choose from 
for a team and not several thousand as is 
the case today. 

We had a Jerry McCarthey who made the 
Olympics. And other men, such as Jack Hutch- 
inson, who captained the baa hockey team as 
well as McCarthey. Hubba Collins was another 



outstanding athlete in those years. The records 
of these men were made before Mr. Pas- 
carelli's time. 

JULIUS KROECK '22 

Sarasota, Florida 

Rhetorically speaking 

Would it be possible to secure ten copies of 
Volume I, Number 2 of The Alumnus? I want 
to share the article on the rhetoric program, 
"Words and the World" [by Walker Gibson], 
with members of our studies and standards 
committees and "On Campus" with our 
academic dean and executive vice-president. 

RICHARD A. MELLEN '51 

Resident Administrator 
Salem College 

I enjoyed very much the article, "Words and 
the World," in the December issue of The 
Alumnus. What Mr. Gibson describes seems 
to be a critically important experience for 
anybody preparing to teach on whatever level. 

DANIEL P. JORDAN 

Professor 

School of Education 

At 3 a.m. this morning I picked up the Decem- 
ber issue of The Alumnus assuming that it 
would cure my insomnia. On the contrary, it 
awakened me to a better understanding of 
this whole rhetoric thing. 

WILLIAM LAUROESCH 

Associate Professor 
School of Education 

Black & White 

My congratulations to the staff's fine effort. 
The Alumnus is a most attractive and in- 
formative publication. I was particularly 
interested in " 'Black & White' Reviewed," 
in that Dr. Chametzky and Dr. Kaplan were 
my thesis advisors during my graduate study 
at UMass. In fact, I have just done some 
research for Sidney Kaplan regarding a black 
shipwright from Dartmouth, Massachusetts. 
Dr. Kaplan is helping to put together a pro- 
gram at the National Portrait Gallery, Smith- 
sonian Institute, Washington, D.C., which 
should help to further educate Americans 
about famous Negro personages. 

JANICE R. SOUZA '60G 

New Bedford, Massachusetts 



The Experience was not Equivalent 

"Dutch" Barnard, a colleague whose judgment 
I usually admire, expresses a confidence in 
his letter on last year's "strike" which I cannot 
share, namely that a "majority of students 
devoted themselves with intense seriousness to 
the 'workshops' on current social and politi- 
cal issues that largely replaced classes." Some 
fifty "workshops" replaced hundreds of regu- 
lar class sessions. Classrooms normally full 
every hour of the day were empty all day 
long, and traffic on the walks outside was 
drastically reduced. 

Obviously, more students were enjoying the 
fine weather than were participating in these 
"workshops." They certainly were not studying 
as seriously as they would have been if they 
had been preparing for final examinations. 

Moreover, once our administration and 
faculty had been "persuaded" by our militant 
minority of students not to fail anybody that 
semester, (the president of the student senate 
stated that he could not otherwise promise 
continued nonviolence), many students simply 
went home. The house resident of a dormitory 
with which I am associated as a Faculty Fel- 
low estimated that at least a third of the 330 
girls in that hall went home at that time. Yet 
the argument for not failing anybody was that 
the students were too involved with "work- 
shops" and other strike activities to finish the 
semester's work. 

These "workshops" would seem to be mis- 
named since little or no work was required 
of student participants. For one thing, study 
materials were in short supply, or not avail- 
able at all. Hastily mimeographed and highly 
partisan materials, frankly designed as counter 
propaganda to that disseminated by the so- 
called "Establishment," were not infrequently 
pressed into service as study aids. 

Most of these "workshops" also had to be 
conducted by faculty members who, though 
passionately convinced of the wickedness of 
the war in Viet Nam, of the truth of the 
alleged persecution of the Black Panthers 
and other militant minority groups, and of 
the general injustice of our social, economic, 
and political institutions, were not qualified 
to lead discussion on these topics by any 
special knowledge, as they are qualified to 
give instruction in the various fields in which 
they usually teach. My student conferees 
admitted that, in the vehemence of their in- 
dignation, these discussion leaders rarely 



attempted to explain why apparently sincere 
and virtuous men disagree with them on these 
disputed issues. Some of the "workshops" 
were frankly propaganda sessions preparatory 
to taking partisan political action. 

Those who supported the "strike" insist that 
it was a valuable learning experience, much 
more valuable than our regular instruction. 
The evidence for such a belief must be entirely 
subjective, for I have never heard that any 
attempt whatever was made to evaluate what 
in fact was learned. 

Therefore, I must respectfully disagree with 
Professor Barnard's assurance that the "strike" 
was a valuable educational experience and 
that nothing was lost by abruptly concluding 
our studies— not a "few days" as he says — 
but ten days before the end of classes in 
addition to two weeks of review and final 
examinations. Some of us who are convinced 
that the Viet Nam war is a tragic mistake and 
are outraged by the unnecessary — though not 
always unprovoked — killing of students and 
members of militant minority groups still 
cannot bring ourselves to believe that the 
"strike" was a learning experience at all equiv- 
alent to that of our regular instruction. 

HOWARD O. BROGAN 

Commonwealth Professor of English 

Discovery in Bolton 

On April 17, I had occasion to be in the Town 
Hall at Bolton, Massachusetts, and was rather 
startled to see on the wall at the left of the 
platform a plaque which seemed to "ring a 
bell." It read: "In memory of Lieut. David 
Oliver Nourse Edes/Co. E, 131 Inft., A.E.F./ 
Killed in Action/August 9, 1918." 

Some of us remember "Don" Edes '18. 

JOHN H. BURT '20SP. 

Winchester, Massachusetts 



Big Ear in Quabbin 



QUINTON H. DAWSON '71 



Radio astronomy is like trying to listen 
to a song bird a mile away. You need a 
quiet place to do it. In Quabbin Reservoir, 
it's quiet enough to hear the stars. 

This isolated sanctuary, ten miles from 
campus, has been the domain of the 
Metropolitan District Commission (mdc), 
which guards the pure water, and the con- 
servationists, who defend the wilderness. 
Now astronomers from the five colleges 
are there too, building a super-sensitive 
radio receiver that promises to become the 
largest radio telescope in the continental 
United States. 

The astronomers are ecstatic about the 
lack of static in Quabbin. The spark plugs 
of a car — even a mile away — could gener- 
ate enough static radio waves to effectively 
block out the signal of a distant star. 

Simply stated, a radio telescope is a 
large radio antenna that collects radio 
signals from space. These radio waves 
may have taken as many as four billion 
years to reach Earth and are, necessarily, 
extremely weak. 

The radio telescope must be located 
far from the traffic and settlements of 
man — away from power lines, automobiles, 
factories, and electrical gadgets. And, like 
the telescope, the Quabbin watershed 
needs isolation too. Placing the telescope 
within the boundaries of the reservoir 
gives the mdc another good reason to 
keep the area highly restricted. 

A radio telescope and a pure water 
reservoir make strange bedfellows. The 
telescope demands radio silence which 
includes limiting the use of electrical 
devices and gasoline (spark-igniting) en- 
gines. Such limitations affect both the 



astronomers, who must commute to and 
from the installation by automobile, and 
the mdc officials, who might employ 
electrical equipment, chain saws or gaso- 
line vehicles in the reservation. Though 
not required by the lease, mdc personnel 
have been very cooperative in coordi- 
nating their activities with those at the 
telescope. A partial solution is the use of 
diesel vehicles which don't depend on 
electrical sparks for ignition, and don't 
affect the telescope. 

On the other hand, working in the mid- 
dle of a reservoir protected by law puts 
some unusual constraints on the telescope 
personnel. For example strict observation 
of rules intended to protect the purity of 
the water precludes the installation of any 
sewage. Ordinary water toilets can't be 
used and the astronomers must rely on gas- 
operated sanitary burning systems called 
"Destroilets." They don't seem to mind. 

The story of the Quabbin telescope 
began in September 1968, when Dr. Richard 
Huguenin joined the astronomy depart- 
ment at the University. He brought with 
him his ambition to build a bigger and 
better telescope and his experience in 
radio astronomy at Harvard University. 
Funded by private foundations and the 
Federal government, Five Colleges Incor- 
porated leased the land from the mdc and 
undertook the first phase of construction. 

The antenna of the telescope will consist 
of many huge reflectors, each 120-feet in 
diameter, made of heavy gauge wire 
woven into a one-inch mesh and sus- 
pended between 30-foot poles arranged in 
a circle. They look something like bowl- 
shaped safety nets for trapeze artists. 
The radio signals are focused to receiving 
antennas suspended above the reflectors 
on 63-foot poles. 

The plan calls for thirty-two of these 
huge reflectors eventually. At present, the 
first eight reflectors are funded and are 
expected to be completed during 1972. So 
far, one reflector is finished and in limited 
use, another is near completion, and 
two more are under way. 

As construction continues, Dr. Huguenin 



sees the cost of the first building phase 
running to several hundred thousand dol- 
lars. About half the total will have gone 
to build antenna segments and the other 
half to purchase the sophisticated electronic 
equipment needed to operate the tele- 
scope and absorb the data it collects. By 
the time the thirty-two reflectors have 
been finished, construction costs will 
have reached about a million dollars and 
annual operating costs are expected to be 
one or two hundred thousand dollars. 

The combined surface area of the 
thirty-two reflectors will be greater than 
that of the 300-foot reflector of the 
National Observatory's telescope in West 
Virginia. Of the dozen or so major radio 
telescopes in the continental United 
States, the Five College telescope will be 
the largest. The U.S. can boast only one 
larger — a telescope in Puerto Rico. 

Yet the U.S. is anything but a definitive 
international leader in the field of radio 
astronomy. Australia, England, India, 
France, Russia, Canada, and other nations 
are in contention. There are rumors that 
the Dutch spent fifteen to twenty million 
dollars on their new radio telescope, and 
that the Germans are spending thirty mil- 
lion and the Swedes an estimated fifty 
million dollars for their telescopes. 

The fact that the Quabbin telescope 
is so much less expensive can be credited 
to the resourceful and ingeneous design, 
but also reflects the lack of certain expen- 
sive refinements. Much of the installation 
is being built on the spot from locally 
available materials rather than assembled 
from costly custom-designed components 
shipped in from specialized contractors. 

Building and operating a radio telescope 
is different from optical astronomy in 
some very fundamental ways. The differ- 
ences are not unlike those between the 
eye and the ear. An "eye" (optical tele- 
scope) powerful enough to magnify light 
from distant stars can still be built so 
that it can be moved and aimed. It can also 
be visually sighted and aimed precisely 
at its target. On the other hand, an "ear" 
(radio telescope) usually has to be so large 



that it cannot be aimed, but must be built 
immobile into the terrain. Like the ear, 
the radio telescope is not so precisely 
directional and cannot be visually sighted. 
(You have to "feel around" for the tar- 
get.) It's a bit like building an immovable 
cannon that must wait until a target 
passes in front of it before it can be used. 
This is one of the problems with the 
National Observatory telescope in West 
Virginia. About the longest it can focus 
on a single star is four or five minutes, 
and usually less than one. The huge 
reflector can't move and "track" a star 
as the Earth rotates. 

The reflectors at the Quabbin telescope 
are also immobile, but an improved means 
of controlling the position of the receiving 
antennas above the reflectors allows a 
much longer tracking time. The antenna 
tracks the focus of the reflector rather 
than the reflector tracking the position of 
the star. It takes the precise calculations of a 
computer to keep a star in focus, but the 
Quabbin telescope can track a star for 
six to eight hours, affording astronomers 
much more than one short glance a day 
at the object of their interest. 

Computers are employed to do more 
than merely focus the antenna. In fact, 
the electronic gear constitutes as important 
a component of the telescope as the 
reflectors. The computer's most critical 
function is "data acquisition" or measuring 
the electronic characteristics of the radio 
signals and translating them into mathe- 
matical data. At the Quabbin telescope, 
the computer records the data on com- 
puter cards or punch tape which can be 
brought down to Hasbrouck Laboratory 
for further analysis. 

In addition, the Quabbin computer can 
do some limited data processing as well 
as acquisition. For example, the computer 
can determine the average intensity of 
radio signals that have a "pulse." This 
capability makes the Quabbin telescope 
especially suitable for the study of mys- 
terious phenomena called "pulsars" — a 
subject of predominant interest among 
the radio astronomers of the Five College 




Astronomy Department. 

Pulsars were first observed in 1967. A 
radio telescope in England observed a 
radio signal that pulsed as regularly as a 
clock. (Measurements have shown that 
pulsars beat at least as regularly as any 
chronometer man has invented, and proba- 
bly more so. They are the most accurate 
means of measuring time ever discovered.) 
When the English astronomers had dis- 
carded all possibility that the signal 
originated on Earth, they labeled the phe- 
nomena "lgm," standing for "Little Green 
Men," and speculated on the possibility 
that the regularity of the pulse was con- 
trolled by .some intelligent means. It 
could have been a navigation beacon for 
some super civilization! 

Evidence now indicates that the regular 
pulse is a natural phenomena. More pul- 
sars have been discovered, though, so far, 
only one pulsar detected by radio telescope 
has also been observed visually by optical 
telescope. Located in the Crab Nebula 
at a distance of about 5000 light years, 
this star was observed by medieval as- 
tronomers in 1054 to have exploded. Such 
exploding stars are called "supernovae" 
and are believed to give birth to neutron 
stars, the densest type of star known. 
Thus the mysterious pulsars seem to be 
neutron stars. 

As for intelligent radio signals from 
space, radio astronomy has detected 



nothing yet with properties that might in- 
dicate intelligence, save the pulsars. Dr. 
Huguenin and other astronomers feel, 
however, that "it's just a matter of time." 

In these days of changing priorities — 
the space program is decried as too expen- 
sive for a country that can't feed its 
poor — how can astronomers justify their 
science and its expensive instruments? 

Dr. Huguenin cites three justifications. 
First, it's man's destiny to seek knowl- 
edge; secondly, knowledge can be banked 
against the day it will be needed; and 
finally, astronomy has some practical 
applications now. For example, it is 
critical to navigation on the Earth's sur- 
face, and in space. (Pulsars can provide 
a time/speed determinant as well as a 
position "fix.") Astronomy even helps 
measure continental drift. 

Perhaps the best justification of astron- 
omy, however, is that it, like every other 
field of human knowledge, has its own 
unique frame of reference for man — a 
means of putting man into perspective in 
the universe that no other field of knowl- 
edge can duplicate. As such, astronomy is 
a necessary part of the expanding sphere 
of man's knowledge and understanding. 

Quint Dawson, who graduated this June, 
helped found and was president of CEQ, the 
Coalition for Environmental Quality. 




Weinstein and his water pumps. 



All he expected . . . 
and more 



KATIE S. GILLMOR 

Bernard Weinstein '53 
knew what he was in for when he 
became director of the nation's 
fourth largest hospital. But after 
three years on the job, Bellevue 
can still surprise him. 



Bernard Weinstein has a sense of humor. 
He is also intelligent and competently 
trained, but it is probably his ability to 
laugh in the face of adversity which has 
carried him, unscarred, to his present posi- 
tion : that of executive director of Bellevue 
Hospital Center in New York City. 

He can, for example, recall with wry 
humor the time there was a fire in one of 
the buildings. Arriving on the scene, he 
found smoke pouring out of a room guarded 
by a harried nurse, (her cap askew, mus- 
cles straining,) standing with one foot in the 
door. "What's going on?" he asked the 
people crowded behind the nurse. "A fire," 
someone said. "You can't go in there." "I 
don't want to go in there, I want you to go 
in there and put out the fire," Weinstein 
replied. "We can't," they said. "There's 
a maniac in there — the one who set the 
fire — and he's got an ax." "This is ridicu- 
lous," Weinstein said as he charged into 
the holocaust. 

It wasn't a maniac with an ax. It was an 
alcoholic patient, suffering from the DT's, 
brandishing a huge dustpan. 

"How do you do?" said Mr. Weinstein. 
"I'm the director of the hospital and I'd be 



"Anyone who didn't know what 
to expect would have run out 
screaming his second day. I knew 
what I was getting into . . . 
Bellevue has always had excellent 
personnel. It's just that no one 
had ever been permitted to run 
the place. The directorship was a 
tremendous opportunity." 



happy to see you in my office anytime to 
discuss your complaints." 

The wielder of the dustpan, however, 
was clearly not willing to negotiate. Beat- 
ing a hasty retreat, Weinstein called the 
security force. The fire was extinguished, 
and the patient was returned to more ac- 
ceptable forms of therapy. In the debris, 
bottles of ether and acetone were dis- 
covered. Had they ignited, Bernard Wein- 
stein would not be around to relish the 
unpredictable world of Bellevue. 

Nor would he be able to groan about 
the all-too-predictable, but nonetheless in- 
credible, administrative problems which 
have dogged his footsteps since he took the 
job in June of 1068. 

It is predictable that a huge institution 
like Bellevue (twenty-four buildings cover- 
ing ten square city blocks) would have 
problems obtaining and maintaining equip- 
ment. It is incredible that, until ig6g, 
Bellevue had no central inventory set-up 
for medical equipment and supplies. 

It is predictable that a hospital with 1800 
beds would have housekeeping problems. 
It is incredible that, until 1970, the ratio 
of housekeeping employees to supervisors 
was 40:1 at Bellevue, (four times as much 
as at private hospitals half its size,) and 
that there was no system to monitor the 
quality or quantity of housekeeping service. 

It is predictable that the management 
of the institution's $70,000,000 budget was 
complex. It is incredible that, until 1969, 
there was no central accounting system 
and financial statements were not available. 
There wasn't even a business manager. 

It is predictable that, with 6,000 em- 
ployees, Bellevue would have personnel 
problems. It is incredible that the hospital 
did not have a qualified personnel director 
until 1968. 

It is predictable that this nation's oldest 
public hospital, (founded originally in 1736 
as the six bed infirmary in the Publick 
Workhouse,) would be somewhat decrepit. 
It is incredible, however, the degree to 
which some of the current day buildings 
are in disrepair. For example, the whole 
water system broke down for twenty-four 



hours last November when the 70-year-old 
pumps gave out. The hospital had to close 
its doors. Patients were transferred to other 
hospitals or moved to floors where the 
water pressure had not completely dis- 
appeared while water was being trucked 
in from New Jersey. "Would you like to 
buy some barrels of water?" quipped Wein- 
stein. "We've got a corner on the market." 

"Anyone who didn't know what to expect 
would have run out screaming his second 
day," he continued. "I knew what I was 
getting into when I took the job." 

It would seem reasonable to ask how a 
sane man would undertake such a respon- 
sibility, yet Weinstein is clearly rational 
and, in fact, has been successful in undoing 
much of the damage wrought by hundreds 
of years of non-management. He came with 
the expectation of trouble but that was 
superseded by optimism. "Bellevue has 
always had excellent personnel. It's just 
that no one had ever been permitted to run 
the place. The directorship was a tremen- 
dous opportunity. I was young enough, at 
36, not to have to worry about the strenu- 
ousness of the job. I would only have to 
worry about ulcers if I had a job that didn't 
occupy me fully." 

Weinstein's background amply equips 
him to cope with the Bellevue morass. As 
an undergraduate he took a general science 
course, majoring in public health. After 
graduating in 1953, he served as a lieuten- 
ant in the usaf Medical Service Corps in 
administrative capacities. He received his 
master's in public health from the Univer- 
sity of Pittsburgh in 1959, and then took 
administrative positions in private hospitals. 
Prior to coming to Bellevue in 1968, he 
had been administrator of the affiliation 
program of Mt. Sinai Hospital with several 
New York City municipal hospitals. His 
non-medical status has not been a handicap 
in his career. Of the 7,000 hospitals in the 
United States, only 12% are run by physi- 
cians. And 50% of the nation's hospitals are 
run by people untrained in administration. 

Despite his competence, good humor, and 
penchant for overwork, Weinstein would 
not have tackled the Bellevue directorship 






had not certain legislative changes been 
imminent. In 1970, New York State passed 
a bill replacing the Department of Hospi- 
tals with the New York City Health and 
Hospitals Corporation. This gave the muni- 
cipal hospitals more autonomy. Now they 
had the power to expand, purchase equip- 
ment, and manage their budgets. Wein- 
stein had been active in framing the bill, 
having been a consultant for the Depart- 
ment of Hospitals, and he explained why 
the new corporation was essential: 

"The Department of Hospitals was like 
any other city department — it had to stand 
in line with the Department of Public 
Works and the Department of Welfare for 
the use of services like purchasing, per- 
sonnel, and budgeting. A kidney machine 
would have no more priority than a carload 
of brooms. And it took a year or more to 
purchase something — if you ever got what 
you'd ordered. 

"The eighteen municipal hospitals were 
being strangulated, almost literally. It 
couldn't have been otherwise, when you 
consider the number of services New York 
City provides, the restrictions and delays 
in that kind of vast bureaucracy, and the 
number of years this situation had persisted. 

"For Bellevue, it was an idiotic contrast. 
We had Nobel Prize winners on the staff. 
We are the disaster unit for Manhattan 
and we have the finest emergency room in 
the city. We have more than 300,000 out- 
patients per year and make over 150,000 
emergency visits. But we couldn't equip, 
maintain, or organize the hospital properly 
to support their efforts. 

"Luckily, it's almost impossible to kill 
a hospital. Because the needs are so great, 
a hospital can survive almost anything. 
Bellevue survived by riding on the backs 
of dedicated people." 

Bellevue has more than survived. It has 
flourished, if one is to judge from its inter- 
national reputation and the innovative 
medical tradition which has characterized 
its history — from 1750, when members 
of the staff gave the first recorded instruc- 
tion in anatomy by actual dissection, to 
1956, when the Nobel Prize in Medicine 



and Physiology went to two Bellevue doc- 
tors for developing a method of heart 
catheterization. 

The administrative changes Weinstein 
has initiated are designed to assure that 
the hospital's future will equal, even exceed, 
its successful past. As the hospital's direc- 
tor, it is Weinstein's responsibility to 
preserve the good while winnowing out 
the bad. He feels that his supervision 
should be "pertinent." "You have to be 
constructive, not crack the whip," he says. 
"The power of the manager is to effect 
change, the change people want, and in 
order to do this I had to find people smarter 
than me. I've brought such people in to 
assist me, and we're getting the job done. 

"What we don't want to do is jeopardize 
what has always been great about Belle- 
vue. Like its distinctive personality. It's 
tough and cynical — probably brilliant. And 
it has a mission that we must preserve too. 
It serves anyone in New York City who 
needs care. No one is ever turned away." 

Weinstein has reason to be optimistic 
about the hospital's future. A new building 
(25-stories, 1600 beds) scheduled for com- 
pletion in 1972, is expected to cure most 
of Bellevue's physical ills and, perhaps, its 
director's administrative headaches. 

Meanwhile, the director has the situation 
well in hand. In fact, one might say he is 
delighted with the hospital. Whenever he 
can, he tours the buildings. The labora- 
tories, where intricate machines run blood 
through hundreds of spaghetti-like tubes 
to complete forty tests on a sample in a 
minute, particularly attract him. One of the 
most vital services Bellevue provides, the 
emergency room, is another favorite — one 
he insists on sharing with unsuspecting 
visitors. And no tour of his vast domain 
would be complete without checking the 
antiquated water pumps to make sure they 
are still functioning, for the moment. 



"Luckily, it's almost impossible 
to kill a hospital. Because the 
needs are so great, a hospital can 
survive almost anything. Bellevue 
survived by riding on the backs 
of dedicated people." 



Language: A window 
into men's minds 



DONALD C. FREEMAN 

Modern linguistics is the study of 
the language people use, 
and the language they don't, 
and why. 



Ninety percent of the sentences we produce 
in a given day we have never before pro- 
duced in our lives. This startling fact is but 
one of the many paradoxical aspects of the 
study of human language. The command 
of our native tongue is one of the most 
well-developed capacities we have as 
human beings — we use language freely and 
innovatively from the age of about two 
years onward. Yet, at the same time, we 
know tantalizingly little about this mental 
ability. Although we know that the lin- 
guistic structures which even a five-year-old 
has at his command are immensely com- 
plex, we are just beginning to find out 
the nature of these structures and 
how they develop. 

Only recently have linguists begun to 
take real account of these problems. They 
are at the heart of one of the most 
fundamental scientific revolutions of the 
twentieth century, begun fifteen years 
ago by Noam Chomsky at the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, which 
has brought linguistics to the attention 
of academic departments ranging from 
zoology to comparative literature. 

This revolution and the major strides 
forward in linguistic scholarship it has 
produced are at the center of teaching and 
research in the new Program in Linguis- 
tics at the University of Massachusetts 



at Amherst. It is the first entirely post- 
revolutionary linguistics faculty in the 
nation, all trained by Chomsky or 
his students. 

For 2,500 years, scholars have in- 
quired into the nature of human language. 
It was supposed that the answer lay in 
discovering as many facts as possible 
about individual languages (hence the 
popular misconception that linguists are 
speakers of many languages). Now, what 
formerly were ends are means: we use 
the facts of the languages of the world in 
an effort to construct and extend a theory 
which will explain the knowledge that all 
human beings possess when they learn 
and use their mother tongue. As far as we 
know, this knowledge and the capacity to 
acquire it are unique to man. Language is 
by far the most complex mental activity 
of which man is capable. And so, as 
linguists, we study the processes by which 
human beings understand meanings from 
sound, produce sound from meaning, 
and learn their native tongue. 

In 1955, at the age of 26, Chomsky 
characterized the human command of 
language, which he called a "grammar," 
in terms of a theory which sought to 
explain the nature of the knowledge we 
have when we speak a language. He hy- 
pothesized that there exist two levels of 
organization in human language. The first 
is one in which relationships of basic 
meaning between elements in a sentence 
are generated, thus establishing "deep 
structure," which represents the basic 
logical relationships in the sentences of 
natural languages. The second level is in 
the actual form of the sentence as it ap- 
pears in writing or speech. What relates 
these two levels, Chomsky argued, is a 
set of abstract processes or transformations 
by which deep structures are transformed 
into surface structures, the sentences 
we actually perceive and create. 

A small fragment of English grammar 
will illustrate Chomsky's theory. Although 
the sentences "Jim expected John to go," 
and "Jim promised John to go," can be 



considered structurally identical, our 
intuitions tell us that their internal logical 
relationships are quite different. In the 
first, it is John who will go, (that is, we 
understand the relationship of subject of 
the verb to hold between "John" and 
"go"), and in the second we understand 
that it is Jim who will go (the relation- 
ship holds between "Jim" and "go"). 
Restated in terms of the generative 
component of Chomsky's grammar, the 
sentences yield roughly the following 
relationships: Jim expected something (that 
John would go); and Jim promised John 
something (that he, Jim, would go). 

To illustrate the transformational com- 
ponent of Chomsky's grammar, we can 
consider the sentences "John asked Bill to 
shave him," and "John asked Bill to shave 
himself." These sentences are identical in 
every respect except that the second con- 
tains the reflexive pronoun "himself." 
Yet every speaker of English understands 
"him" in the first sentence to refer to 
John, and "himself" in the second to refer 
to Bill. As with the first two examples, 
where the behavior of the two verbs 
"expect" and "promise" was quite dif- 
ferent, a native speaker of English easily 
perceives this distinction without thinking 
about it. Linguists, on the other hand, 
ask why we are able to make distinctions 
of this sort, seek to understand the nature 
of this knowledge, and use facts such as 
these distinctions as evidence toward a 
general theory which explains this knowl- 
edge and how we acquire it. 

Consider the problem of the reflexive 
system of English, for example, and 
the linguist's use of scientific method 
in approaching it. For people versed in 
the English language, of course, reflexives 
appear to be a straightforward fact, not a 
problem. We intuitively reject as un- 
English such sentences as "Bill believed 
in themselves," or "Mary gave her a 
bath" (where "her" refers to Mary). The 
linguist, however, asks why these con- 
structions are awkward, or, as we say, 
"ungrammatical." As a general rule, one 
would say that reflexive pronouns must 



always refer to the subject of the sentence 
and that references to an already expressed 
subject must be reflexive. A linguist 
would compare a grammatical sentence 
like "John asked Bill to shave himself" 
with the ungrammatical sentence "Mary 
gave her (Mary) a bath" and ask himself 
what the difference is between them. 
In fact, this question was a serious prob- 
lem to linguists until about seven years 
ago, when a solution was finally found. 

The solution is based on the way the 
verbs and their objects work in sentences. 
In the sentence that contains the reflexive 
pronoun, there are two verbs and the 
second noun does two jobs: "Bill" is the 
direct object of "asked" and is also the 
subject of "shave." The deep structure 
of the sentence corresponds to "John 
asked Bill something (Bill shave Bill)." 
The abstract process, or transformation, 
called "reflexive" operates in this case, 
while it does not hold for the nearly identi- 
cal sentence "John asked Bill to shave 
him." To solve this problem, linguists 
hypothesized that some kind of barrier 
existed, which would allow the reflexive 
to occur in "John asked Bill to shave 
himself," but would prevent it from oc- 
curring in "John asked Bill to shave him." 
The scientific generalization resulting 
I from this research is that the reflexive 
I transformation changes all nouns which 
, refer to the subject to reflexive pronouns 
l (i.e., "-self" forms) when these nouns 
I occur within the same simple sentence. 

This generalization further predicts that 
| English speakers will intuitively reject 
| as un-English simple sentences with non- 
| reflexive pronouns referring to the subject 
I ("John admired him (i.e. John) in the 
mirror.") and simple sentences with 
reflexive pronouns that do not refer to the 
subject ("Harry explained herself.") 

Returning to one of our original ungram- 
matical examples, it is clear that Bill 
couldn't believe in "themselves" because 
"themselves" does not refer to the subject. 
The grammatical examples which use the 
reflexive, on the other hand, work because 
the sentences are not simple but complex, 




Donald Freeman makes the point that 
research in modern linguistics, with rami- 
fications from physiology to philosophy, 
constitutes a new scientific revolution. 



"To study language is to study 
perhaps the essence of mankind's 
capacities. No other species, 
even with the most intricate 
training, can approach what my 
two-year-old son has already 
achieved: the ability to 
communicate freely in his native 
tongue." 



consisting of two simple sentences: in 
"John asked Bill to shave himself" the two 
sentences are "John asked Bill some- 
thing" and "Bill shaved Bill." The reflexive 
transformation must operate in the latter 
sentence because the subject and direct 
object are identical. 

The "barrier" which prevents opera- 
tion of the reflexive transformation, 
linguists concluded, is the boundary of 
the simple sentence, and they discovered 
that the sentence boundary is a barrier 
which blocks a number of other trans- 
formational processes as well, in English 
and many other languages. Almost no 
speakers of English are consciously aware 
of this barrier, but the science of linguis- 
tics has shown that this and many other 
aspects of linguistic structure have pal- 
pable psychological reality not only in 
English, but in every natural language. 

None of the foregoing is particularly 
startling, once explained. But if it is a 
truism of linguistics that very little of 
what we know about our own language is 
easily available to introspection, it is 
equally a truism of science that, in a differ- 
ent sense of the word, we do not "know" 
a set of facts until we can formalize 
them. Chomsky's contribution was to 
offer a theory which could formalize this 
device, this acquired mental ability he 
called a grammar. In so doing he re- 
habilitated and made precise many of the 
valuable insights of traditional grammar. 

One such insight is the "you" under- 
stood of imperative constructions in 
English. Traditional grammar analyzed 
sentences like "Shut the door," as having 
an implicit "you": (you) Shut the door. 
But in the so-called New Grammar move- 
ment in the 1950s and early 1960s, 
which unfortunately and wrongly came to 
be associated with the science of linguis- 
tics, these constructions were regarded as 
simply subjectless sentences, because the 
"you" never actually appeared. 

One of Chomsky's students, however, 
discovered that the "you" did, in fact, 
appear in such imperative reflexive con- 
structions as "Wash yourself." This follows 



the general hypothesis about reflexives, 
that nouns referring to the subject in the 
same simple sentence must be changed 
to reflexive pronouns by the reflexive 
transformation. This rule means that "your- 
self" must refer to a subject "you" in the 
sentence's deep structure, a "you" which is 
later deleted. This rule can be confirmed 
by constructing imperative sentences 
which contain other reflexive pronouns — 
"Wash himself," "Wash themselves," — 
which we intuit to be un-English. The 
conclusion, therefore, is that this intuition 
of traditional grammarians, that impera- 
tives contain a "you" understood, is correct. 
Through linguistics, it is possible to incor- 
porate a rigorous and formal account of this 
intuition in a general theory of grammar. 

These two components of the knowl- 
edge we have of our own language — a 
device which generates all possible logical 
relationships, and a set of abstract proc- 
esses or transformations which transform 
the elements of a sentence from its under- 
lying organization to its actual form 
(which, as we have seen, frequently dif- 
fers radically from its deep structure) — 
constitute what Chomsky called a "trans- 
formational-generative grammar." They 
account not only for the sentences we 
have examined, but for the thousands of 
sentences we produce every day, most of 
which we have never before produced. 

Because the mechanism which performs 
these prodigious mental actions is not 
directly available for our inspection and 
explanation, linguists must construct a 
model of it, and explain that. This proce- 
dure is basic to all science. Just as biologists 
like James Watson construct models of 
the dna molecule, linguists construct a 
model of the universal human faculty of 
language, using as their data the intuitions 
of native speakers about their own lan- 
guage. This model, linguists hope, will 
explain all of the possible sentences which 
a speaker of a language can produce, and 
will explain why certain sentences of a 
particular language cannot be produced 
without the strong intuition that they 
are ungrammatical. 



Although Chomsky's work draws on 
bodies of knowledge common to computer 
science, (mathematics, logic, psychology, 
and linguistics,) it is not true, as is widely 
assumed, that his discoveries were related 
to efforts to teach computers how to talk. 
Neither did they have anything to do with 
a wide range of languages, although cur- 
rent research is seeking data from many 
languages to test hypotheses originally 
based on evidence from English. Modern 
linguistics does not study questions of 
usage and appropriateness, leaving these 
burdens to our colleagues in the Depart- 
ment of English and the Rhetoric Program. 

Since the publication of his Syntactic 
Structures in 1957, the impact of Chomsky's 
research has been carried, in one of the 
most fundamental revolutions in the his- 
tory of science, into studies of cognition in 
psychology, semantic theory in philosophy, 
lateralization of brain functions in anat- 
omy, stylistics in literature, and a number 
of other disciplines. 

On the University's Amherst campus, 
linguistics has grown from humble begin- 
nings — two faculty and fifty students in 
the fall of 1968 — to a program which will 
have, in 1971-72, seven full-time faculty 
and more than five hundred students. 
Members of the linguistics faculty, in the 
last six months, have given public lectures 
ranging in location from a conference on 
African linguistics in Los Angeles to an 
English department colloquium at the 
University of Lancaster, England, and in 
topic from the syntax of Bali-Mungaka 
to the sound structure of Alemannic, an 
early Germanic dialect. 

Linguistics is a science which defies 
categorization: members of the linguistics 
faculty have held fellowships and grants 
from the National Science Foundation, 
the National Endowment for the Humani- 
ties, and the National Institutes of Health. 
One year ago, the board of trustees 
authorized the granting of M.A. and Ph.D. 
degrees in linguistics. The program's first 
dissertation was accepted for publication 
by the most prestigious research monograph 



series in its field, and its writer won an 
American Council of Learned Societies 
postdoctoral grant for overseas research 
in Albanian, the subject of his thesis. 

A most important event for linguistics 
at the University and for the discipline 
as a whole will occur in 1974 : the Golden 
Anniversary Linguistic Institute of the 
Linguistic Society of America. This Insti- 
tute, which brings together a faculty of 
thirty-five renowned scholars from all 
over the world and five hundred students 
in an eight-week program of credit courses 
and special lectures, will take place 
on the campus. 

Chancellor Tippo once asked me to 
tell him why anyone should study linguis- 
tics. With the luxury of a platform, let 
me say now what I would have liked to 
have answered then. 

One of my most influential teachers 
quotes the nineteenth century French 
physiologist Claude Bernard to the effect 
that language is the best window into 
man's mind. If we can come to an under- 
standing of what the human mind must 
do to acquire, produce, and understand 
language, we will gain far richer insights 
into the very nature of mental processes 
themselves. To study language is to study 
perhaps the essence of mankind's capaci- 
ties. No other species can approach with 
the most intricate training what my two- 
year-old son, like every other normal 
two-year-old, has already achieved: the 
ability to communicate freely in his 
native tongue. 

We study linguistics because we want to 
keep looking through that window. 

Donald C. Freeman is an associate professor 
of linguistics and chairman of the Program 
in Linguistics. 



Bibliography 

These books may be purchased through the 
Division of Continuing Education for $15.50. 
It may also be possible to organize seminars 
on linguistics during the summer if alumni 
are interested. To order the books or inquire 
about the seminars, write Dr. William Ven- 
man, 920 Campus Center, University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. 01002. Orders 
must be received by August 6. Books will 
be shipped later in the month. 

Chomsky, Noam. Syntactic Structures. The 
Hague: Mouton & Co., 1957 — This short 
technical monograph was Chomsky's first 
theoretical treatise in the scientific revolu- 
tion which he introduced in linquistics. This 
is heavy going in places, but in only four- 
teen years it has become a classic in mod- 
ern linguistics. 

Chomsky, Noam. Language and Mind. New 
York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1968 — 
The synthesis of a series of lectures Chom- 
sky gave at the University of California, 
Berkeley, summarizing the "state of the art" 
in linguistics over the previous ten years, 
and linking these advances to seventeenth 
century rationalist thought and philosophy 
of mind. 

Langacker, Ronald. Language and Its Struc- 
ture. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 
1968 — A very readable and comprehensive 
survey of the science of linguistics written 
for undergraduate students. 

Lyons, John. Noam Chomsky. New York: 
Viking, 1971 — A learned and useful survey 
of Chomsky's thought and the impact of 
modern transformational-generative linguis- 
tics on the philosophy of science. 

Sapir, Edward. Language. New York: Har- 
court Brace Jovanovich, 1921 — A deceptively 
simple, straightforward account of the 
nature of human language and its philo- 
sophical and anthropological implications. 



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On Campus 



When it is good 
it is very, very good 
and when it is bad 
it is horrid 

The New England weather ran true to form 
on May 30, Commencement Day — it was 
horrid. An intermittent drizzle and chilly 
wind, which began as the faculty and 
degree recipients shrugged into their robes 
and adjusted their tassles, continued through 
the speeches and the granting of degrees. 
No New Englander in the crowd was 
particularly surprised, however, being used 
to such lack of cooperation from the ele- 
ments. Plastic raincoats were distributed to 
the audience, and the only concern among 
those in academic garb was protecting the 
velvet insignia on their robes and hoods. 
Insignia denoting professional status 
were, in fact, almost the only symbols to be 
seen. Few fists, doves, flags, or peace sym- 
bols adorned the caps and gowns of the 
3,400 degree candidates. The president of 
the senior class, Norman Patch, Jr., spoke 
to this point in his address. Commenting on 
the political apathy which has character- 
ized this past academic year, he noted some 
of the accomplishments and failings of 
last spring's strike: "We are still involved in 
a war in Southeast Asia. We are still being 
arrested for demonstrating peacefully. We 
still pay taxes that support over-extended 
military commitments. . . . As students, we 
have proved that we can cling to an ideal 
we believe is right. . . . We have proved that 
we can act. . . . But have we proved that 
we have faith, the patience, the trust in our- 
selves and our fellow men to persist, to 
tolerate each other's views, to carry through 
on our aim to correct a system we believe 
is wrong?" 



Senator Edward W. Brooke, the featured 
speaker, spoke on the same theme. "You 
have seen too much," he said, "to be per- 
suaded as easily as my generation was 
that the world is waiting to welcome you, 
that your dreams all will come true, that 
your idealism will be rewarded." He went 
on to express hope that concerted effort 
by concerned citizens would alleviate many 
of the injustices to which this college gen- 
eration has objected. Specifically, he spoke 
about the United States' involvement in 
Southeast Asia, its rejection of the Geneva 
Protocol, and its discriminatory practices 
as examples of wrongs we should admit to 
and apologize for as a nation and as indi- 
viduals. He pointed out that, "Even when 
it is clear that we have been heading in 
the wrong direction, we find it terribly diffi- 
cult to confess that fact. Perhaps it is 
because we have so few good answers that 
we insist so loudly that we know all the 
answers. Perhaps it is because the facts are 
so confusing and so unclear that we make 
slogans out of our guesses at the truth and 
then shout them from the rooftops. And 
perhaps it is because we need one another 
so deeply that we are unwilling to talk 
about that need." In closing, he compared 
the present situation and its activists with 
the Revolutionary War and its activists: 
"Like those men, we, too, can overcome the 
circumstances of our time. We, too, can 
bridge the gaps and heal the scars and bind 



up the wounds of our people, if only we, 
like they, will doubt a little of our infalli- 
bility, recognize our need for one another, 
and move on together in loving pursuit of 
our common dreams." 

Senator Brooke was one of the seven 
honorary degree recipients. The other six 
were : Sterling Allen Brown, a member of 
the Howard University faculty, cited as 
"America's foremost authority on black 
literature, poet, connoisseur of jazz, and 
man of letters"; Frederick Charles Ellert, 
professor emeritus and former chairman of 
the University's German department and 
Freiburg Program, as a "dedicated teacher, 
endowed with an impish humor"; Francis 
W. Sargent, Governor of the Common- 
wealth, for his work as a conservationist 
and administrator; Emily Dickinson Town- 
send Vermeule, an archeology professor 
at Harvard, which position, according to the 
citation, proves that "if you dig Greece 
successfully — Harvard - will 'dig' you"; 
Walter Muir Whitehall, director and librar- 
ian of the Boston Athenaeum, as Boston's 
chief historian; and Eugene Smith Wilson, 
Amherst College Dean of Admissions, for 
innovations in the field of admissions. 

Following the awarding of the honorary 
degrees, 2,800 undergraduates, 400 grad- 
uate students, and 220 Stockbridge students 
received their diplomas. President Wood, 
in closing, congratulated the graduates and 
bade them a philosophical farewell : "The 




15 



Commonwealth has every right to expect 
much of you — for our society now urgently 
requires competence that is linked to com- 
passion and knowledge that is made vital by 
commitment. ..." He quoted Robert Ken- 
nedy as saying that it is "the work of our 
own hands matched to reason and principle 
that will determine our destiny/' and con- 
cluded, "Two generations together, by the 
work of their hands, can build a better 
destiny. Go in peace. I wish you Godspeed." 

The Future University 

"How do we build the public university of 
the future, not the public university of 
the 50s?" That's not a simple question, as 
President Robert Wood well knew when 
he posed it in his investiture speech. 

Unfortunately, there isn't much time 
to find the answer. While the pressure for 
admissions is increasing phenomenally, 
the job and money markets are contracting, 
and the University's constituencies are 
feverishly redefining their roles. The prob- 
lem is how to deal with this melange of 
potentially conflicting forces, so that 
UMass may grow constructively and not 
just react to the pressures of the moment. 

To determine how to build the public 
university of the future, Dr. Wood 
established the Committee on the Future 
University under the chairmanship of 
Vernon Alden. The dimensions of the 




committee's task is suggested by the 
initial questions with which they were 
asked to deal: 

"What principal forces of population, 
economic growth, technological changes 
and manpower requirements will play upon 
the University, and what responsibilities 
will it be asked to assume? 

"What changes can and should be 
anticipated in the University community, 
in its style of living and in the working 
relationships among faculty, students, 
administration and alumni? 

"What changes are necessary and de- 
sirable in the University research and 
instruction practices, and how do we bal- 
ance the reliable acquisition of knowledge 
with its humane uses? 

"How should the total educational 
responsibility of the state be shared among 
the public and private institutions, and 
how can these diverse institutions at all 
levels of higher education learn to work 
together for common purpose? 

"How can the University better serve 
the state in making its resources available 
to our collective public needs?" 

Since every question begs ten more, the 
committee's task could be endless. How- 
ever, its report is scheduled to be presented 
to the President and the trustees in late 
August or early September. The twenty- 
two members of the committee have been 

Family and friends kept their vigil at 
Commencement despite the rain (left). 
Fritz Ellert '30 (center) was among 
those receiving honorary degrees, and 
Senator Edward Brooke (right) was the 
principal speaker. 



meeting in two-day sessions since January, 
talking to students, faculty and administra- 
tors on the campuses, representatives from 
the surrounding communities, and knowl- 
edgeable people working in education 
on a national scale. Among the latter are 
representatives from groups which have 
produced major reports on education in the 
past year: Virginia Smith and Anne Heiss, 
the former, assistant director of, and the 
latter, a consultant to, the Carnegie Com- 
mission; Stephen Graubard, executive 
director of the Assembly on University 
Goals and Governance of the American 
Academy of Arts and Sciences; and Joseph 
Rhodes, Jr., a member of both the Scranton 
Commission and the Newman Committee. 

Needless to say, no one in the field of 
education, regardless of his eminence, will 
be able to simplify the committee's task. As 
demanding as it is for the members to 
consider the University's future course, it is 
even more difficult for them, (as it is for 
the people addressing them,) to examine the 
fundamental aspects of the issues with 
which they are dealing. For example, when 
talking about how an urban university can 
relate to the city in which it is located, it is 
automatic to say "community programs" 
and "government internships." But does this 
really speak to the essential problems and 
potentials of an urban university? 

In this regard, the committee has an 
advantage. Its members, having been drawn 
from business, foundations, labor, the press, 
and private as well as public education, 
represent a variety of perspectives. Their 
collaboration, hopefully, will provide the 
guidelines that the President requested and 
the University needs. 

Get 'em while they're hot 

The alumni office may not resemble your 
local store, but don't be deceived. We carry 
special items unavailable elsewhere. Suit 
your purchase to your budget. For under 
$500, you can go to Hawaii next winter. For 
$5, you can buy an alumni directory. And 
for $30, you can purchase a University of 
Massachusetts chair. 



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More information on Hawaii will be 
available in the fall. Details on the more 
moderately priced items are as follows : 

The directories, which have just been 
published, list all the alumni alphabetically, 
geographically, and by class. This book 
will be a great help to former classmates 
who want to keep in touch, especially be- 
cause there isn't sufficient space to print 
addresses of correspondents in The 
Alumnus. 

To purchase a directory, send a check for 
$5, made out to "Associate Alumni-Direc- 
tory," to the Associate Alumni, University 
of Massachusetts, Amherst 01002. 

Use this same address to order University 
of Massachusetts chairs. They come in 
four styles : an arm chair with black arms at 
$43; an arm chair with cherry arms at $44; 
a side chair at $30; and a Boston Rocker 
at $36. The chairs are black with gold trim 
and come with the University of Mas- 
sachusetts seal. The prices listed above are 
fob Gardner, Massachusetts. Checks 
should be made payable to "Associate 
Alumni Trust Fund." 

YAGs are a girl's best friend 

Howard Jaffe, professor of geology at the 
University, had an idea back in 1949 that 
has turned out to be a real gem. 

The gem is yag, short for yttrium alum- 
inum garnet, the brilliant new synthetic 
diamond that is shaking up the jewelry busi- 
ness. (It has luster and hardness that ap- 
proaches the diamond, yet it costs about $50 
a carat, as compared to $2500 a carat or 
more for diamonds.) The yag has also had 
wide and important application in laser 
technology and as microwave ferrites in 
microwave amplifiers and radar. 

Jaffe's "gem of an idea" evolved when he 
was a researcher for the U.S. Bureau of 
Mines at College Park, Maryland, studying 
the then-unexplained presence of the rare 
element yttrium in natural garnets. Jaffe 
explained that he found yttrium, and the 
rarest of the true earth elements, (gado- 
linium, dysprosium, erbium, and ytterbium,) 
in a mineral garnet, "a place where they 




Jaffe, with an atomic model of the YAG. 

shouldn't have been, according to the state 
of the art at that time." To explain this 
phenomenon, Jaffe hypothesized that, in 
natural garnets, ions of yttrium substitute 
for ions of manganese when accompanied 
by the substitution of ions of aluminum for 
those of silicon, resulting in a stable mineral. 
In 1951, working with H. S. Yoder and M. 
L. Keith, Jaffe synthesized the first yag. 
The three men subsequently published 
separate studies, and these became a spring- 
board for the substitution of all kinds of 
rare earth elements into synthetic garnets. 
In the 50s it was found that yttroferrite, 
gadolinium ferrite, and other rare earth 
ferrite garnets have remarkable properties 



as microwave ferrites. In the next decade, 
the yttrium aluminum garnet was redis- 
covered by industry for use first as a laser 
crystal and, most recently, as yag, the 
synthetic diamond. 

Large scale production of the yag had 
been impossible when Dr. Jaffe first hypoth- 
esized that rare earth elements could be 
substituted into synthetic garnets. "I told 
them it was possible scientifically," he ex- 
plained. "That was the first step. The sec- 
ond step was the synthesis that proved my 
science was correct. The third step was to 
wait for technology." 



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Help is offered 

"in an honest and caring manner" 

In past years, troubled people at the Uni- 
versity often felt there was nowhere they 
could turn to for help. A student who had 
flashback experiences after taking lsd and 
was disoriented might be afraid to go to 
the Infirmary. A mother who couldn't 
locate her runaway daughter, who might 
possibly be at UMass, wouldn't know whom 
to call. A student, driven to achieve, who 
had turned to "speed" might not know how 
to do without it. These people can now call 
Room to Move. 

Room to Move was originally conceived 
of as a drug drop-in center, a place where 
students could get reliable information and 
immediate support. It began because some 
students wished to help other students "in 
an honest and caring manner." It soon 
became evident, however, that the campus, 
(and the community, for that matter,) 
needed something more than a mechanism 
to cope with "bad trips" and ignorance, and 
rtm expanded accordingly. It is now per- 
manently housed in the old barbershop in 
the Student Union, manned 24 hours a day 
by a staff of 26 who work on rotating shifts. 

The impetus came from within the cam- 
pus community. In September 1969, several 
students and members of the Health Serv- 
ice staff began to work on the development 
of a drug education program under a $500 
faculty research grant. Their research (stan- 
dardized interviews of 600 students selected 
by random sample) determined that 80% of 
those interviewed favored the development 
of a drug education and drop-in center 
which could provide objective medical, legal, 
psychological, and social information. As 
the idea for a center developed, its function 
was expanded to include education, counsel- 
ing, and crisis intervention services. 

In the fall of 1970 when it opened on a 
full time basis, rtm had trained a staff of 
10 undergrads, graduate students, and for- 
mer students. Seventeen new staff members 
were being trained. In that first semester, 
the center helped 56 students experiencing 
bad trips, provided counseling and referral 



services for approximately 250 people, dis- 
seminated information to more than 800 
people, developed workshops to be offered 
in the residence halls, and brought speakers 
to address members of the general Univer- 
sity community. 

Next year, the center intends to further 
develop and improve staff skills in the areas 
of counseling, referrals and education. It 
also plans to extend its services to runaways 
and other young people who become at- 
tached to the University community. In 
conjunction with other agencies, the center 
plans to sponsor a training program for high 
school, college and community teams in 
drug education and program development in 
the summer of '72. 

At the moment, members of the center's 
staff are working with a member of the 
School of Education's Media Center on drug 
education films. They are also developing 
and improving upon in-service training and 
self-education programs, through credit 
course work and noncredit workshops, the 
latter led by such leaders in the field as Joel 
Forte and Stanaslaus Groff. 

The success of current and future pro- 
grams, however, is contingent on continued 
support from the University and increased 
support from local, state, and Federal 
agencies. The prospects are hopeful. For 
example, a grant application has recently 
been approved by hew. 

Room to Move is a cooperative venture, 
funded and supported by the student senate, 
the University Health Services, and the 
Dean of Students Office. There have been 
reciprocal training programs, with rtm 
developing workshops on drugs for the 
University's medical staff, and the medical 
staff has trained the rtm staff in recognition 
of vital signs and artifical respiration, rtm 
staff members are routinely called in to aid 
the Infirmary in dealing with bad trips, and 
the Infirmary doctors are available to re- 
spond to any emergency or to answer 
medical questions. 

Most people in trouble come straight 
to the center rather than seek more 
"official" help. One staff member, John 
Barbaro, reflected on the kinds of problems 



with which rtm is asked to deal: "Lonely 
students sometimes call, just to talk to 
someone. Some students are desperate for 
attention and guidance, and they use things 
like a flirtation with heroin as a weapon 
to secure your attention. Runaways find 
us and want everything — love, attention, 
direction, money, a bed. 

"But we can only do so much. Some 
students are so troubled that we can't help 
them. We sense what they need, but we 
don't have the time or facilities to give it 
to them. Like one student who came in, 
excited, frenetic, talking incessantly about 
Christ, love, hate, his father, over and 
over. He was asking for help, but we 
couldn't get through to him. And none 
of the places available for referral would 
allow him to live, and work, and grow. 

"Despite the frustrations, I think we 
are vitally important to the University. 
Working with these people for a year has 
made me realize that we represent some- 
thing to members of the counter culture 
that they can't get elsewhere — a place 
where they can get an honest response, a 
place to sort things out, a safe harbor." 

McGuirk resigns: 

"A gentleman and a man of integrity" 

Warren P. McGuirk, Dean of the School 
of Physical Education and Director of 
Athletics at the University for twenty- 
two years, has announced that he will 
retire on January 1, 1972. 

Upon receiving the retirement letter, 
Chancellor Oswald Tippo said, "Warren 
McGuirk has been a major force in the 
development of the University during its 
most dynamic period of growth. ... A man 
of vision, he planned years ago for the 
crush of students who are here today. 
More important, he is a gentleman and a 
man of integrity. He is dedicated to the 
University of Massachusetts and has been 
an articulate spokesman for it wherever 
he goes. It has been a privilege to have had 
him as a colleague." 

George R. Richason, Jr., chairman 
of the Athletic Council and professor 



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of chemistry, also complimented Dean 
McGuirk : "His expertise and untiring efforts 
have promoted outstanding facilities, pro- 
duced breadth and depth in athletics 
and intramural activities, and provided 
an outstanding group of coaches — all 
this resulting in an intercollegiate pro- 
gram that has to be considered one of 
the best in the East. His dedication to the 
University of Massachusetts cannot be 
measured in words." 

During the Dean's tenure, three major 
facilities (the Women's Physical Education 
Building, Boyden Gymnasium, and the 
football stadium) were built, as were tennis 
courts, three baseball fields, and an eight- 
lane, all-weather track. Golf, skiing, 
gymnastics, lacrosse, and wrestling were 
added to the intercollegiate athletic pro- 
gram under his leadership, and the intra- 
mural program grew to the point where it 
now involves more students than do pro- 
grams at any institution in New England. 

Metawampe 

The student body has given its Metawampe 
Award for the outstanding teacher of the 
year to Associate Professor Lawrence A. 
Johnson, founder of the ccebs program (the 
Committee for the Collegiate Education 
of Black Students) and assistant dean of 
the School of Business Administration. 

The Metawampe Award, which is for 
a faculty member who shows "outstanding 
dedication both in and outside the class- 
room," has been given by students annually 
since 1963. Dr. Johnson received a $1,000 
stipend and a silver serving tray. 

Two Dozen Doctors-to-be 

When the first building of the University 
of Massachusetts Medical School in 
Worcester is open in the fall of 1974, the 
entering class will number one hundred. 
In the meantime, admissions must be kept 
small. There were sixteen students in the 
first class, and Dean Lamar Soutter has 
announced that the number of students in 
the second class will be twenty-four. 



All are residents of Massachusetts, and 
eight are women. 

Dean Soutter explained that the ex- 
panded class was in response to "the 
high number of qualified applicants [504 
this year as opposed to 292 last year], 
and the critical need for more doctors." 

The student lawyer: 
Making the system work 

As a campus lawyer working solely for 
students, Richard Howland deals with 
young adults who have expressed a dis- 
belief in the system and really don't trust 
it. "Much of the dissatisfaction, and a lot 
of it is justified," he explains, "is because 
students haven't yet lived in the system, 
haven't tried to make it work. A lawyer's 
specialty is dealing with systems and 
making them work, or finding ways 
to defeat them." 

Howland sees his role in three dimen- 
sions. He serves as general counsel to the 
student government, advising them as to 
the legality of proposed legislation or 
procedure. He is committed to represent 
the student government if any matter 
should come to litigation. Most time con- 
suming of all, he is the resident lawyer for 
20,000 students, fielding the needs of both 
individuals and groups. 

The hiring of professionals to defend 
student interests has emerged as a definite 
trend on U.S. campuses this year, and 
UMass was in the vanguard. Howland 
was hired last summer as the student sen- 
ate counsel for the undergraduates, at a 
salary of $13,500, and his sole responsibil- 
ity is to the students. The senate's decision 
to retain an attorney has saved students 
over $100,000 in legal fees. 

Howland's office, with its psychedelic 
decor, is a catchall for a myriad of prob- 
lems. The thirty-one year old lawyer 
defines "coping" as 90% of the problem 
for individual students. Students, in How- 
land's eyes, don't always see where their 
acts will lead them. Yet they are adults 
and need to know that one act will involve 
certain ramifications while another will 



lead to quite different ones. 

Landlord-tenant problems are a large 
area of concern. Howland claims that land- 
lord prejudice is worse vis-a-vis students 
than any other sector of the economy. 
"For example," he recounts, "the Student 
Homophile League requested my assistance 
in the case of a pair of friends living 
together in a quite platonic relationship. 
One was a lesbian; the other, a homo- 
sexual. The landlord had threatened them 
with eviction for supposed promiscuous 
behavior. Once the relationship was put 
in the 'proper' light, the landlord retracted 
his threats." 

Marriage and divorce cases consume a 
fair amount of the young attorney's time. 
At one point he was called upon to draft 
a special ceremony for a young member 
of Women's Lib who wished to marry and 
still retain her maiden name. The Justice 
of the Peace whom she consulted had his 
doubts, so it was Howland to the rescue. 

Other typical problems include consumer 
fraud, bomb threats and motor vehicle 
torts. Surprisingly, drug connected cases 
represent a small per cent of the total 
number of problems handled. 

Dick Howland's presence on campus has 
made a significant difference to organized 
student groups, particularly the student 
senate and the judicial system. Howland, 
who attends all senate meetings, claims, "I 
am primarily concerned with their knowing 
the legality of a situation. Once they are 
aware of the consequences of a certain 
bill, the decision is theirs to make as adults." 

Although the judicial system finds How- 
land invaluable, he is often caught in 
bizarre situations. "It is not unusual," he 
remarks, "for me to serve as advisor to the 
student defendant, the court and the prose- 
cution. It makes for ticklish situations." 

In addition to his work with these two 
campus governing bodies, Howland has 
been active in draft counseling, collecting 
debts for the campus newspaper, and the 
creation of an environmental law bulletin 
sponsored by the campus Coalition for 
Environmental Quality. 

Attorney Howland has the trust of his 



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Attorney Howland in his psychedelic office. 

student clients — they flock to his office on 
an average of 20 a day — but what about 
the campus community at large? Is this 
new lawyer a radical in sheep's clothing? 
How would he function in a larger issue 
that might pit students against the adminis- 
tration in bitter and violent conflict? 

"I don't consider it possible for a lawyer 
to accept the label 'radical' if a lawyer is 
any good at all," responds Howland. 
" 'Radical' means a rejection of the system. 
Basically, I've adopted the system. At best, 
I can only be liberal. 

"I graduated during the riots at Colum- 
bia in the spring of 1968 and was the 
confidant and legal advisor to Mark Rudd. 



The system failed the students at Columbia. 
After a century of near deafness to stu- 
dent requests for change, there was no 
responsive chord left. If there had been a 
legal mediator in a position such as I occupy 
here at the University of Massachusetts, the 
tragedy might well have been alleviated." 

Howland feels he must be a teacher as 
well as an attorney. To clarify this role, he 
uses the analogy of a sample swatch of 
cloth with its frayed edges. "If you pull 
one of those intricately woven threads 
you'll distort the original pattern. In like 
fashion, when a student chooses to pull 
hard on one problem area in the university 
system, he often fails to see that in some 



way he will throw the system out of kilter. 

"I try to show the student where and 
why. I join the student client in a test of 
what can be feasibly done and how far 
we can go." 

Books, And More Books 

The first published novel by E. M. Beek- 
man, assistant professor of Germanic 
languages, has been very well received. 
The novel, Lame Duck, was reviewed 
by Thomas Lask in The New York Times 
last March, and the following quotes 
from Mr. Lask's article suggest the excite- 
ment of the book : "The author, a Dutch 
writer who now lives and works in Amer- 
ica, has made his point. The boiling 
cauldron of our minds and feelings lies 
just below the facade we exhibit to the 
world. We are a series of faults — in the 
geologic sense — and we never know 
how close we are to those adjustments 
that spell disaster to ourselves and others. 
His book traces those fissures in the lives 
and hearts of a handful of characters he 
has set in contemporary Amsterdam." 
Lame Duck was published by the Houghton 
Mifflin Company. 

Leonard L. Richards, assistant professor 
of history, has shared top American 
Historical Association honors. The aha 
recently named his Gentlemen of Property 
and Standing: Abolition Mobs in ]ack- 
sonian America one of the two best books 
of the year in American history. Dr. 
Richard's concern was with the kinds of 
Northerners who formed mobs to fight 
the abolition movement, and he found 
that mobs were not, as one might have 
supposed, primitive, emotional and sponta- 
neous responses of the poor and desperate. 
Rather, they were often well organized 
and led by "scions of old and socially 
dominant Northeastern families." He goes 
on to say, "How can one call 'spontaneous' 
mobs that assembled at church meetings 
with bags full of rotten eggs? Or with a 
band?" Gentlemen is published by the 
Oxford University Press. 

Another book written by a member of 



the history department has gained recogni- 
tion. The Army and Politics in Argentina, 
ig28-ig45 by Professor Robert A. Potash 
received honorable mention in the Herbert 
E. Bolton Prize competition sponsored by 
the Conference on Latin American History. 

Recent publications by other members 
of the history faculty include: The Islamic 
World and the West — A.D. 622-1^2 by 
Archibald R. Lewis, published by Wiley; 
Aristotle and the American Indians by 
Lewis U. Hanke, reprinted in paperback 
by the Indiana University Press; Japanese 
Tradition and Western Law by Richard 
H. Minear, published by the Harvard 
University Press; and Max Eastman by 
Milton Cantor, published by Thwayne. 

Donald C. Freeman, the author of an 
article on linguistics in this issue, edited 
and wrote portions of Linguistics and 
Literary Style. Dr. Freeman is an associate 
professor and chairman of the University's 
program in linguistics. The book was pub- 
lished by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 

Bridge across the Bosporus by Ferenc 
A. Vali was published recently by The 
Johns Hopkins Press. Dr. Vali, a professor 
of government, has intimate knowledge 
of Turkey, the subject of his book. He 
believes that "the transformation of Turkey 
from a traditional Islamic country into a 
modern nation-state is one of the most 
impressive developments of our epoch." 

The Yale University Press has published 
The Craft of Dying by Nancy Lee Beaty. 
Dr. Beaty, an assistant professor of English, 
examines the cumulative influence of 
Renaissance, Reformation, and Counter 
Reformation upon the gospel of reconcilia- 
tion preserved in liturgical tradition. 

An associate professor of English and 
journalistic studies, Dario "Duke" Politella 
'47, has written The Illustrated Anatomy 
of Campus Humor. The book, (which is 
amply described by its subtitle, "An 
Exegesis On the Funny Games Students 
Play with Words and Pictures,") is pub- 
lished by the Commission on the Freedoms 
and Responsibilities of the College Student 
Press in America. 

Mark Roskill, an art historian, takes 



a fresh look at how artists affect one 
another and need one another in his 
book Van Gogh, Gauguin and the Impres- 
sionist Circle published by the New York 
Graphic Society. 

A professor of comparative literature, 
Dr. Warren Anderson, has brought out a 
new translation of Theophrastus: The 
Character Sketches, published by the Kent 
State University Press. 

A more down-to-earth publication, 
Handbook of Modern Marketing, has been 
published by McGraw Hill. Editor in chief 
Victor P. Buell is an associate professor 
of marketing. 

Arthur C. Gentile, professor of botany 
and associate dean of the Graduate School, 
is the author of Plant Growth, published 
by the Natural History Press. Axiomatic 
Theory of Sets and Classes is a text for 
advanced undergraduate and beginning 
graduate students written by Murray 
Eisenberg, associate professsor of mathe- 
matics. The publisher is Holt, Rinehart 
and Winston, Inc. 

Barbara Burn is the principal author 
of Higher Education in Nine Countries, 
published by McGraw-Hill. Dr. Burn, the 
director of international programs at the 
University, prepared the book for the 
Carnegie Commission on Higher Educa- 
tion. The University of Chicago Press 
has published Government Patronage of 
the Arts in Great Britain, written by 
Professor John S. Harris of the govern- 
ment department. 

From the UMass Press 

The University of Massachusetts Press 
continues to receive professional recogni- 
tion for its many beautiful, readable books. 
A Drunk Man Looks at The Thistle by 
Hugh Macdiarmid was selected by the 
Seventeenth New York Type Director's 
Show for "typographic excellence" and 
by the Chicago Book Clinic as a top honor 
book. The edition was edited by John C. 
Weston of the University faculty. 

The American Association of University 
Presses Book Show picked The Symposium 




of Plato as the book of the year. This vol- 
ume was translated by Suzy Q Groden of 
Cambridge, edited by John A. Brentlinger, a 
member of the UMass philosophy depart- 
ment, and illustrated by Leonard Baskin. 

Both volumes were designed by Richard 
Hendel, as were the following Press 
productions : 

And Sandpipers She Said by Donald 
Junkins '53, director of the Master of 
Fine Arts Program in English, is a sequence 
of lyrics, that can also be read as one 
long poem. Poet Robert Bragg said of it: 
"It is terrific . . . there is nothing like it 
in American poetry." 

The Trouble with Francis, a new auto- 
biography by Robert Francis, the poet, 
is the graceful recounting of a life "full of 
quiet pleasures and vitality, lived largely 
in solitude and on the edge of poverty." 
Another Press publication, The Growing 
Tree by B. F. Wilson, is an analysis of 
how a tree grows written for owners, 
observers, and professional students. 




An Elegant Violence 



JAMES ROSS 

"Gentlemen, we'll have a 
scrum down. 
Here's your mark." 



"Get lower, second row." 

"UMass . . . ball coming in . . . now !" 

At the "now", scrum-half Jim Clapper 
throws what appears to be a fat football 
among the thirty-two flying feet of a scrum 
down. On this chilly spring afternoon a 
play has begun in the lively and honorable 
sport of Rugby football. The scrum is a 
grunting, unwieldy beast, composed of the 
eight burliest players from each team. The 
object of a scrum down is to capture the 
ball using only your feet while preventing 
the other team from doing the same thing. 
But before going into finer points, it might 
be well to leave these straining young men 
a moment and explain just what Rugby 
football is about. 

The object of the game is simplicity 
itself; to carry an inflated rubber ball 
across your opponents' goal line and touch 
it to the ground. You may use fifteen 
persons to accomplish this, any of whom 
may kick, throw or run with the ball. You 
are not permitted to wear armor, to pass the 
ball forward, or do violence to an opponent 
who does not have the ball. Of course, an 
opponent who does have the ball is fair 
game, and may be tackled by one and all, 
which contributes greatly to the drama of 
the sport. 

There are several ways to score, the fore- 
most of which is the "try," or touchdown, 
which is worth three points with a chance 
at a two-point conversion kick. However, 



if you are so unmannerly as to use your 
hands in a scrum, or to be off-sides, or to 
use your fist when the referee is watching, 
that gentleman will award your opponents 
a penalty kick. They may kick the ball high 
into the air and run downfield after it, or 
barely kick it at all and then run with it. 
But if they are near your goal they might 
just kick it through the goalposts and gain 
three points. A field goal may also be scored 
by drop-kicking the ball through the up- 
rights from a running play, but this is too 
esoteric an art for most Americian players. 
In the fall season, however, UMass had a 
British player, Mike Bull, whose astound- 
ing drop-kicks from as far out as forty 
yards lead to a 28-0 triumph over the for- 
midable Beacon Hill Club. 

But let us see how that scrum down is 
coming. 

"Heel it back." 

"Easy! Watch the feet." 

Toby Lyons, the UMass hooker, has 
captured the ball and passed it to the feet of 
the second row forwards, then to the eighth 
man, Dick Ladner. Meanwhile, the scrum 
exerts itself to the utmost to drive the 
Schenectedy Club's scrum away from the 
ball. This club, lead by their excellent scrum 
half, gave UMass a sound beating last fall, 
and everyone was looking forward to this 
spring to even the score. But there was a 
confusion in time schedules and today's 
matches ended up with the Schenectedy 
'A' team against the UMass 'B's and vice 
versa. Our 'B's put up a good struggle, los- 
ing only 12-9 on the excellent kicking of 
prop forward Bill Wyland. But now the 
Schenectedy 'B's are having much less luck 
against our first fifteen: 

"Okay, let it out. Let it out!" 

The ball suddenly appears at the rear of 
our scrum and is thrown to our Australian 
fly-half, Dale Toohey, who begins to run 
with it. It was not always like this in foot- 
ball. The first person in recorded history 
to run with a football was William Webb 
Ellis of Rugby School, England, in 1832. 
Both sides were so flabbergasted by this 
unorthodox behavior that Ellis ran on to 



score. Naturally a great controversy ensued, 
with those against finally becoming soccer 
players, and those for becoming Rugby 
football players and the forefathers of 
American football. The Rugby Football 
Union was organizied in 1871 to bring a 
little coherence to the mayhem, so that to- 
day the game is known as "a sport for 
ruffians, played by gentlemen." 

"It's out." 

"Break! Break!" 

The scrum distintegrates as Schenectedy 
chases the ball carrier and our forwards 
follow the play, ready to support the backs. 
Far behind the play is our full-back, Jim 
Dever, with the bushiest beard on the team. 
He has the lonely job of preventing catas- 
trophe should the other side break through 
or kick over the heads of our backs. At the 
moment, however, there is little danger of 
that, for the ball has gone nicely down the 
field and is now in the hands of Jack Long. 
Next year Jack will be off to med. school, 
and is the last UMass player left from 
the original side who played against Tufts 
in 1968. 

The club was founded that spring by Jeff 
Freedman, a grad student from Tufts. The 
first coach was Tony Moss-Davis, a former 
Welsh international player. Since Rugby 
football is a club sport, its players are 
drawn from undergraduates, graduates, 
faculty and staff. The atmosphere is relaxed 
and egalitarian, and the sport provides a 
splendid outlet for those who wish some- 
thing more than intramurals, but whose 
size, age, or academic schedule preclude 
playing varsity sports. The club is a mem- 
ber of the New England Rugby Football 
Union, which was formed in 1969, with 
Brian Leach of UMass a member of the first 
Board of Directors. 

Although our regular opponents are other 
New England clubs, a team went down 
to Freeport, Grand Bahamas in January, 
1970 for three games, and later, in May, we 
hosted the London Irish side. The roughest 
game in memory was a bloody 29-0 loss to 
Fairfield College in 1969, but last fall the 
club had its first winning season. 



"Go, Jack!" 

"Get it out to the wing!" 

The chilled but dauntless spectators sud- 
denly cheer and run along the touch line, 
intent on the action at the far side of the 
field. Out of an apparently hopeless situa- 
tion, Long has passed to Frank Boksante, 
wing three-quarters and team captain. The 
swiftest runners are usually placed at the 
two wing positions, and the sense of this is 
immediately and explosively demonstrated: 

"Is he into touch?" 

"No. No flag." 

"He's got it! He's clear!" 

Racing along the touch line, Frank moves 
the ball in for a score from thirty yards, 
leaving three hapless defenders scattered on 
the ground behind him. The spectators are 
delighted, except, of course, for the Schen- 
ectedy 'A' team players who have stayed to 
watch the second game. They sympathize 
and encourage their teammates on the field, 
and one wishes that they were meeting our 
'A's. But we will all be meeting each other 
in a slightly different competition within 
the hour. 

The action on the field is only half of 
Rugby football. For when the referee blows 
his whistle and calls "No sides !", each team 
will give three cheers for the other, applaud 
everyone off the field, and go get dressed for 
the party. It is not recorded who may have 
started this tradition, but the party after 
the game is as important to the game as 
running with the ball. Around the beer keg 
you soon find yourself cheerfully conversing 
with those whose ribs you were thumping 
shortly before. And if your team lost the 
game, they might still win the party by 
outsinging your opponents with bawdy 
Rugby songs. Incidently, UMass has a very 
good record at winning parties, beginning 
with the first back in 1968. 

Today's party, in North Amherst, is a 
lively one with two kegs and later a huge 
pot of spaghetti. Here you can see the wide 
range among the players in age, size, and 
background. But in spite of these dif- 
ferences, they all understand each other as 
an equal, as someone who plays a vigorous 
and demanding sport for the sheer enjoy- 



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ment of it, and for the camaraderie of the 

drinking and the singing. 
"If I were the marrying kind, 
Which, thank the Lord, I'm not, Sir ! 
The kind of girl that I would wed 
Would be a scrum-half's daughter; 
For she would . . ." 

James Ross, a University staff member 
in administrative data processing, has 
played Rugby for six years. 



From the Sidelines 



RICHARD L. BRESCIANI '60 
Assistant Sports Information Director 



The Frank Keaney Trophy, symbolic of 
Yankee Conference supremacy, is back 
on campus. UMass compiled a YanCon 
record of 52 points, (with titles in soccer, 
cross-country, basketball, outdoor track, 
baseball, tennis, and golf, and second place 
finishes in football and indoor track), to 
beat 40V2 points garnered by UConn. 
It was the seventh straight year and eighth 
in the trophy's nine-year existence that 
UMass was the top point-getter. 

An overall won-lost mark of 133-59-6 
for 1970-71 is a new Redmen season record. 
The teams won 70% of their events, ex- 
ceeding the 1969-70 record of 63%. Twelve 
of the fifteen teams had winning records, 
seven won YanCon titles, and three won 
New England crowns. The year was capped 
by all the spring sports winning champion- 
ships with a combined 54-21 record. 

Dick Bergquist coached the baseball 
team to a 21-10 record through the play- 
offs, including a 13-game winning streak. 
His is a young team, which lost only three 
seniors at Commencement. Six freshman 



starters — catcher Tom McDermott, short- 
stop Ed McMahon, center fielder Charlie 
Manley, left fielder Steve Newell, and 
pitchers Chip Baye and John Olson — are 
standout newcomers. 

Manley, who broke the hit, triple and 
stolen base records, batted .382, and cov- 
ered acres of ground in the outfield, was 
voted mvp. 

Another new baseball hero was 6'5" 
sophomore first baseman Dan Esposito, 
who won a starting berth with long home 
runs in successive games and an extra- 
base hitting binge that produced clutch 
runs. Dan hit six homers (including two 
grand slams) and drove in 30 runs. 

UMass, with a 12-3 league record, split 
a double header May 19 with UConn 
(which had a league record of 11-3) to win 
the YanCon baseball title. A new league 
rule which forbids makeup games of rain- 
outs cost the Huskies a chance for a Yan- 
Con tie — rain had postponed the second 
game of a UConn/URI double-header last 
April. It is ironic that non-league rainouts 
could be replayed, but YanCon games that 
had a bearing on title chances could not. . . . 

Coach Steve Kosakowski's tennis team 
won its eleventh YanCon championship in 
the league tourney at Maine. The Redmen 
trailed URI by a point but won the last two 
doubles matches for a 19-18 decision. 

The lacrosse team, with junior Charlie 
Hardy tallying 10 goals and 51 assists 
(he broke All American Tom Malone's one- 
year assist record of 44), had a 10-2 season 
and ranked third in the final New England 
poll. Brown, ranked first, beat UMass 
8-4, the lowest Redman goal total since 
an 8-3 loss to Oberlin in 1967, and number- 
two Harvard scored twice in the final 90 
seconds of overtime to tip UMass 7—6. 

The new Derby Track brought a sense 
of togetherness to Coach Ken O'Brien's 
team. They were 7-3, won the YanCon 
and placed second to BC in the New 
England's. Ed Arcaro was a great performer 
in the shot put, hammer and discus and 
set a new record of 55' in the shot. Rocco 
Petitto twice broke the 13-year-old javelin 
record with a high of 209' 5". . . . 



The third Hall of Fame Banquet held May 
21 provided many lasting memories: the 
sincerity of Robert Dallas, accepting for his 
son Bernie '66, the subtle wit of Fritz 
Ellert '30, and the humility of Em Grayson 
'17. These three new inductees raise the 
membership to nine. 

Among the many honors bestowed that 
night were : the second "Kid" Gore Alumni 
Coach Award to Carmen Scarpa '62, who 
has a 144-49-2 record as football, basket- 
ball and J V baseball coach at East Boston 
High School; the Eastern Collegiate Ath- 
letic Conference Merit Award to William 
Sroka, an All Conference defensive tackle 
and an honor student in history, as the top 
senior student athlete; the Samuel S. 
Crossman two-sport award to Ronald 
Wayne for his terrific feats as YanCon and 
New England cross country and YanCon 
mile champion; the Oswald Behrend Award 
to both Richard Matuszczak, who over- 
came a heart condition to become an All 
New England soccer selection, and Thomas 
Myslicki, who is a top member of the 
gymnastic team and a member of the swim- 
ming team, despite a back injury; the Den- 
nis Delia Piana Award, given by the 
Varsity M Club, to pitcher Jack Bernardo 
'71, who finished three varsity seasons 
with a 12-5 record. . . . 

The fall sports season is just around the 
corner, and football and soccer will have 
new head coaches. Dick MacPherson is 
anxiously looking ahead to the September 
11 scrimmage at Cornell and the opener 
the following week at Maine. Judging from 
the showing at the spring football drills, 
he's got a good nucleus to work with. 

A new soccer coach should be named 
shortly. The current coach, Peter Broaca, 
who also coached frosh basketball, has 
accepted the head basketball job at the U.S. 
Coast Guard Academy. Peter had an 18-1 
frosh hoop team this year, and a five-year 
57-30 record. In soccer, he put together 
a 17-12-3 record in three years, including 
7-2-2 last fall and the first UMass outright 
YanCon title. 



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Comment on 
Development 



EVAN V. JOHNSTON '50 
Executive Vice President 



"Before the University can ask for volun- 
tary support from the public, it must first 
prove the need for such support and make 
known how this support will be used. 
The United States is the only country in the 
world where philanthropy is everybody's 
business. For this reason the American 
public has become extremely sophisticated 
about the giving away of money. Every 
American from the wealthiest foundation 
to the lowly wage earner is besieged from 
all sides for gifts. An appeal for support 
must stand or fall on the logic of its argu- 
ment, and large gifts are more likely to 
result from a reasoned approach to the mind 
than from vague tugs on the heart strings. 

The preceding paragraph was the open- 
ing statement of a report given to the 
alumni board of directors in 1964 by Her- 
bert N. Heston, then Vice President for 
Development at Smith College, now a top 
professional consultant. 

At that time, Herb was serving as a con- 
sultant to the Fund Committee which had 
been trying in vain for five years to get the 
University to establish a development pro- 
gram. Now, seven years later we are on 
the verge of doing just what was then being 
suggested. 

Almost all of the elements of a good 
development program exist here now. 
Despite low budgets, we have good people 
and operations in the areas of news, pub- 
lications, photography, cinematography, 
continuing education, and, even, our own 
office. To quote again from Mr. Heston's 
report: "The Associate Alumni program 



is being successfully managed, especially in 
consideration of present budget and 
facilities." 

But most importantly, we have a fine 
institution and great facilities. All we need 
to do is to sell it properly. We now have a 
consultant firm working on a plan for us to 
coordinate all of our resources into an ef- 
fective organization. We have strong 
leadership from Chancellor Tippo and 
President Wood. Your support will be of 
prime importance. An avidly interested 
alumni body is one of the keys to success- 
ful development. Right on. (Or is it 
write on?) 



Club Calendar 



JAMES H. ALLEN '66 
Director of Alumni Affairs 



This month's column will focus on the two 
major alumni events which took place in 
the early spring. 

On April 15, alumni and their families 
— 169 people in all — gathered at Bradley 
International Airport in Hartford ready to 
depart on a one week tour to Majorca, 
Spain, sponsored by the Associate Alumni. 
After everyone had made it through the 
rather chaotic check-in procedure, we were 
off. The plane was a 250 passenger dc-8 
stretch jet which we shared with a group 
from aic, and there were no major delays. 

Majorca turned out to be all we had 
hoped for and then some. The people at 
American International Travel Service, who 
ran the tour, had told us that they knew 
how to put on a high quality vacation week, 
and they were true to their word. 



Our first night, a barbecue of roast 
suckling pig and chicken, and all the wine 
and champagne you could drink, at a 
Spanish hacienda set the tone for the week. 
During the days that followed many of us 
toured the city of Palma, attended the bull 
fights (they were as gory as anticipated — 
one trip is really enough for anybody), 
went across the island to Formentor and 
the Caves of Drach (which are enormous 
and beautiful), and took the one day trip to 
Madrid. Unfortunately, a trip to Algiers 
never got off the ground. Literally. We 
were hemmed in by fog. 

Not everyone kept up a hectic pace. The 
Mediterranean and the lovely beaches in 
and around Palma enticed many of us to 
just sit in the sun. 

The night life in Majorca was plentiful 
and diversified. There were gourmet res- 
taurants (and the food in the hotel was good 
too) and Spanish night clubs, featuring 
Flamenco dancers, Las Vegas style night 
clubs, or discotheques for diversion. Beer 
cost 35^ and brandy 25^. I, for one, tried 
everything. 

By the time the week was over, we were 
very tired but happy. The week went by too 
quickly, but, quite frankly, I'm not too 
sure how much more my body could have 
stood. 

Our next trip is planned for Hawaii, 
either the last week in December or in Jan- 
uary or February. Many people who went 
to Majorca want to go to Hawaii, so plan to 
get your reservations in early. We don't 
want to leave anyone behind. 

Another big spring event was the Bernie 
Dallas Memorial Football Day, which took 
place on May 1. As I mentioned in my 
previous column, Bernie Dallas, the presi- 
dent of the Class of 1966 and co-captain 
of the 1965 football team, was tragically 
killed in an automobile accident in April 
1968. 

This football day was a kick-off for the 
Bernie Dallas Memorial Fund. The minimum 
goal is $50,000, part of which will be used 
to construct a monument to Bernie to be 
located in the Bernard Dallas Mall to the 



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east of Alumni Stadium. The remainder of 
the money will be used to establish a Bernie 
Dallas Memorial Scholarship to be awarded 
annually to an outstanding University of 
Massachusetts student. 

The Bernie Dallas Day began with sepa- 
rate clinics for high school coaches and 
students, run by Milt Morin '66 of the 
Cleveland Browns, Greg Landry '68 of the 
Detroit Lions, Phil Vandersea '66 of the 
Green Bay Packers, Ed Toner '66 of the 
New England Patriots, John Huard of the 
New Orleans Saints, and Sam Rutigliano, 
coach of the New England Patriots. With a 
star-studded cast like this, the clinics had to 
be a success. Over two hundred coaches 
and over six hundred students attended. 
Guided tours of the campus and a fine lunch, 
provided by the Dining Commons staff, 
followed the morning clinics. 

The day's activities culminated in the 
spring intra-squad game. The new coach, 
Dick MacPherson, had an opportunity to 
show what he has in store for us, and it 
looks like we will be seeing some exciting 
football in the fall. The game was attended 
by about 2,000 loyal U. of Mass. fans, 
the largest turnout ever for a spring foot- 
ball game. This was a great tribute to 
Bernie Dallas, "a man." 

In the month's ahead, you will be hearing 
more about the Bernie Dallas Memorial 
Fund. We hope when the time comes that 
you will be ready to help in this very worth- 
while project. 

Looking ahead to next year, let me give 
you an advance preview of the events the 
Boston club has planned. After the BU 
game October 9, there will be a German 
Night, and, on November 20, a cocktail 
party will follow the BC game. There will 
be a Sport's Night on December 3, a Monte 
Carlo Night (to raise money for library 
books) on March 19, and a Night at the 
Pops on May 14. It's going to be a busy 
year. 



Something old, 
Something new 



The University had some surprises in 
store for alumni who returned to campus 
to celebrate the anniversary of their 
graduation. Construction sites — of the 
library, fine arts center, graduate research 
center, Tobin Hall, and the Northeast 
Residential Complex — seemed to dominate 
the landscape. New roads and new build- 
ings made a once familiar campus appear 
to be unknown territory. 

But a second glance was reassuring. 
Much of what was good has been pre- 
served, and alumni found their way to 
such landmarks as Stockbridge Hall, Old 
Chapel, and Butterfield. And since they 
also found old and dear friends as well as 
old and dear buildings, Alumni Weekend 
was definitely a success. 

Those alumni who came early enjoyed a 
barbecue and the folksinging of DJ Friday 
night. The following morning, members 
of the faculty joined the group for break- 
fast and, after the ham and eggs were 
cleared away, Chancellor Oswald Tippo '32 
was on hand to talk about the University. 
Students were the topic of the morning, 
and the Chancellor spoke frankly, often 
scathingly, of the present college genera- 
tion. As his remarks were augmented by 
comments by student leaders, members of 
th administration, and the alumni, the 
talk developed into an open forum. 

The Annual Awards Luncheon fol- 
lowed, the occasion for honoring both the 
alumni and the University. Medals for 
distinguished service were presented to: 
Gordon Ainsworth '34, head of the largest 
land surveying organization in New Eng- 
land; David Bartley '56, speaker of the 
Massachusetts House of Representatives; 
and Harry Pratt '36, a senior scientist with 
the U.S. Public Health Service. 




At the Awards Luncheon, Don Douglass 
(above) presented the University with 
three gifts donated by members of his 
class, the Class of '21, on the occasion of 
their fiftieth reunion. The gifts were thirty 
granite benches, $1400, and a portrait of 
President French (top). 



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President Robert Wood and Chancellor 
Tippo addressed the group, and then 
select members of the Second Century 
Club were honored for their sustained 
support of the Alumni Fund. 

It was the Fiftieth Reunion of the 
Class of '21, and Don Douglass did the 
honors for his classmates by presenting 
the University with several generous gifts. 
These included thirty granite benches 
which had been installed at various loca- 
tions on campus during the academic year. 
A portrait of Henry Flagg French, the first 
president of M.A.C., which the Class had 
commissioned was unveiled, and Don also 
announced that a gift of $1400 was being 
donated to the University of Massachusetts 
Foundation by the Class. 

The weekend's festivities culminated 
in fourteen class reunions. Members of the 
classes of 1913, '14, '16, '19, '20, '21, '26, 
'31, '36, '41, '46, '51, '56 and '61 gathered 
to spend a convivial evening. The parties 
disbursed in the early morning hours and, 
all too soon, it was time to go home. 





Alumni Weekend was a time for eating, 
drinking and making merry. Thanks to the 
straightforward comments of Chancellor 
Tippo and President Wood, it was also 
an opportunity to learn more about the 
UMass of today. 



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The Classes Report 



1918 

Louis M. Lyons, who recently retired from the 
University's board of trustees, received the 
first Distinguished Massachusetts Citizen 
Award to be given by Adelphia, the senior 
men's honor society. The presentation was 
made at a luncheon honoring Mr. Lyons and, 
after the citation was read, he quipped, "When 
I was receiving an award on another occasion, 
someone leaned over to me and said, 'Don't 
inhale that.' Well, I won't inhale this, but I will 
treasure it." 

1921 

The Class Poet, Lafayette J. Robertson, Jr., 
has written the following tribute to the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts on the occasion of 
the fiftieth anniversary of the Class: 
A halo drifts across these golden years/Of 
study, work, and play; anxious hopes and 
fears. /Vicissitudes of peace, of war, and peace 
again/Have taxed the sinews and wisdom of 
our men./In countless fields of usefulness, 
harmonious with all/Class graduates of 
Twenty-One, stand tall. /Now, reverently we 
pause to note the honored dead:/Beloved 
classmates who have gone ahead. /Each lived 
so well while still alive/His charm and forti- 
tude, survive. /In union we may consecrate 
anew/With sincere devotion to what we know 
is true,/And trust that sons and daughters here 
may find/The quest for close communion with 
mankind. /We pray for them; each lad and 
lass,/"God bless the University of Mass." 

1929 

Robert L. Bowie, headmaster at Thornton 
Academy in Saco, Maine, retired this June. 
During his tenure, since 1953, the enrollment 
at the school has almost doubled and an 
extensive building program was launched. 
During his career, Mr. Bowie had also taught 
at Portland High School and the Hackley 
School in Tarry town, New York. 



The Thirties 

John Blackinton '30, director of the Manu- 
facturer's National Bank in North Attleboro, 
is chairman of the ways and means committee 
of the North Attleboro Scholarship Foundation, 
an organization which gives financial aid to 
local high school graduates. 

Clyde W. Nash '31 has retired after almost 
forty years of service with the Rohm & Haas 
Company of Philadelphia. He established and 
was administrator of a microchemical section 
in the analytical laboratory of the company's 
Bristol plant and is well known in the micro- 
analytical field. 

Dr. Warren Fabyan '32 and his wife Ida May 
closed out parallel careers at Central Connecti- 
cut State College last December 31 with a 
combined total of forty-one years of service. 
The couple's initial plans were to live with 
Indian friends in Mexico. 

Robert C. Jackson '34, public relations officer 
of the Massachusetts Civil Defense Agency, 
retired last February after more than thirty 
years of state service. The previous August he 
had retired, with the rank of commander, from 
the Naval Reserve. During his twenty-eight 
years in the Reserve, he had served as Chief 
of Naval Press under four Secretaries of the 
Navy. On five occasions, President Harry 
Truman cited him for service as special assist- 
ant to the White House while the President 
was at sea and, especially, for the Potsdam 
and Rio conferences. 

Harry D. Pratt '36, a scientist director with 
the U.S. Public Health Service, was awarded 
the Distinguished Service Medal in recognition 
of his outstanding service during the twenty- 
eight years in the PHS Commissioned Corps. 
Dr. Pratt, who has supervised the production 
of twenty motion pictures and training guides 
dealing with aspects of insect and rodent 
control, was cited for his "high level of effec- 
tiveness and leadership in the development and 
promotion of vector control programs in the 
U.S. and many foreign countries." Since 1968 
he has been chief of the Insect and Rodent 
Control Branch of the Bureau of Community 
Environmental Management, PHS. 

The Forties 

Maj. Gen. Franklin M. Davis, Jr. '40 has become 
the twenty-third commandant of the U.S. 
Army War College at Carlisle Barracks in 
Pennsylvania. 

James J. Kline '41 was recently elected to 



senior vice-president of the B. Manischewitz 
Company of Newark. Jim writes : "I think I 
am equally as proud of the fact that I have 
just completed work for my master's in busi- 
ness administration and will be receiving my 
M.B.A. from Rutgers University." 

Betty Bushnell Nichols '43 is working at 
^Etna Life & Casualty in Hartford. She writes 
that, while in California in the course of a 
cross-country camping trip this summer, she 
and her husband visited Barbara Hayward 
Waite '43 and her family in San Jose. Betty's 
son, Kenneth Nichols 'jo, is in Viet Nam with 
the Army. 

Lois M. Lasalle '48 has been appointed asso- 
ciate systems director in the personal lines 
systems department at the Travelers Insurance 
Companies in Hartford. 

1950 

H. Francis Nadeau has been promoted to frame 
and sunglass engineering manager for the 
optical products division of the American 
Optical Corporation. 

1951 

Dr. Paul B. Cilman, Jr. has been appointed a 
senior research associate at Kodak Research 
Laboratories in Rochester. 

Col. Andrew P. losue has assumed command 
of the usaf 504th Tactical Air Support Group, 
headquartered at Cam Ranh Bay ab in Viet 
Nam. 

1952 

Lt. Col. Joseph C. Fiorelli, usaf, was decorated 
with the Bronze Star for his service as chief of 
personnel services division and base directorate 
of personnel while serving in Thailand. 

Ernest L. Grolimund is assistant vice-presi- 
dent of Marsh & McLennan, Inc, international 
insurance brokers and employee benefit con- 
sultants. 

Allen W. Hixon, Jr., a landscape architect 
and head of the firm of Allen W. Hixon, Jr. & 
Associates, was the subject of a feature story 
in the Worcester Sunday Telegram last March. 
A member of the Connecticut Governor's 
Commission on Environmental Policy, Hixon 
was quoted as saying, "I do not separate pol- 
lution of the visual environment from non- 
visual pollution, such as that caused by gases. 
Esthetics and a sense of scale are important." 

Robert J. Spiller has been elected president 



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of the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank, effec- 
tive next January. 

1953 

Thomas R. Bevivino, recently named chairman 
of air science and commander of the Air Force 
rotc detachment at the University of Michigan, 
has been promoted to lieutenant colonel. 

1954 

Gerry C. Atwell is manager of the Kodiak 
National Wildlife Refuge on Kodiak Island 
in Alaska. 

Morton H. Goldberg, M.D., D.M.D., is chief 
of oral surgery at Hartford Hospital and acting 
chairman of the department of oral surgery at 
the University of Connecticut. 

Robert Pollack was named senior vice-presi- 
dent of Colonial Penn Group. Inc. which 
specializes in insurance, travel and employment 
programs, primarily for older people. 

Patricia French Rogers was appointed assist- 
ant superintendent of the Food Demonstration 
Kitchen for the New York State Fair. 

1955 

Maj. Donald Rodenhizer, usaf, a rescue duty 
controller, is serving in Viet Nam. 

Maj. Robert C. Tashjian is the instructor 
inspector of the Marine Corps Reserve Training 
Center in Orlando, Florida. He and his wife, 
the former Lois Roberts '56, have announced 
the birth of Robert Creedon, born February 
12, 1971. 

Maj. William E. Todt, usaf, a tactical air 
liaison officer advisor, has been awarded the 
Vietnamese Armed Forces Honor Medal First 
Class. 

1956 

Dr. George F. Cole was promoted from assist- 
ant professor to associate professor in the 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the 
University of Connecticut, effective October 1. 

Rene A. Heck, cpa, is owner of Cape Cod 
Financial Computer Services, Inc. in Yarmouth 
Port. Rene and his wife Nadine have two 
children, Lynn age 9, and Andrea age 5. 

John C. Winkley was named assistant super- 
intendent of the Coke Plant at cf&i Steel Cor- 
poration's Pueblo Plant in Colorado. 



1957 

Maj. John T. Loftus was decorated with his 
third through ninth awards of the Air Medal 
for air action as an F-4 Phantom fighter bomber 
pilot in Southeast Asia. 

Maj. William J. Mathieson, usaf, was dec- 
orated with the Bronze Star for his performance 
as chief of the targets branch of the targets 
division at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai afb 
in Thailand. 

1958 

Arthur Andrews is a stockbroker with F.I. 
du Pont Glore Forgan in Springfield and his 
wife, the former Lizabeth Lipski '68, is teach- 
ing English at Longmeadow High School. 

Charles P. Carlson, Jr. is the sales supervisor 
for the Norton Company and his wife, the 
former Patricia Holt, is chairman of the 
Algonquin Regional High School Department 
of English in Northboro. 

James A. Coderre was appointed controller 
for the safety products division of the Ameri- 
can Optical Corporation. 

Edwin M. Sullivan was named Executive 
Officer to the Deputy Commissioner for De- 
velopment, U.S. Office of Education in Wash- 
ington D.C. 

Richard A. Witham was recently appointed 
national sales manager for the Davis & Geek 
Division of the American Cyanamid Company. 
He and his wife Barbara have two children, 
Jennifer and Richard. 

1959 

Maj. Paul A. Harden, a missile operations of- 
ficer, received the usaf Commendation Medal. 

Dennis Crowley, Jr. is deputy director of 
intelligence for the recently formed New 
England Organized Crime Intelligence System 
in Wellesley. The organization is operated by 
New England's attorneys general and state 
police administrators in cooperation with the 
Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. 

Rita M. Hausammann, an assistant professor 
of German at Wellesley College, was married 
to Robert Kimber on September 12, 1970. 

Edward F. Larkin, Jr. was named Southern 
region manager for the consumer products 
department of Dow Chemical, U.S.A. 

Maj. Frederick J. Mitchell, usaf, a microbiol- 
ogist, was one of the scientists stationed in the 
Lunar Receiving Lab. at the nasa Manned 
Spacecraft Center in Houston during the past 



mission quarantine period of the Apollo 14 
astronauts. 

Barrie G. Sullivan, II has opened a law of- 
fice in Boston. 

1960 

Sumner Barr, an assistant professor of atmos- 
pheric physics at Drexel University in Philadel- 
phia, received his Ph.D. degree in meteorology 
from the University of Utah in 1969. 

Peter M. Doiron is editor of Choice in Mid- 
dletown, Connecticut, and his wife, the former 
Martha Holbrook '$6, is a nurse. 

Maj. Donald R. Hiller received a U.S. Armor 
Association Certificate of Achievement for an 
article which appeared in Armor Magazine. 

John S. Temple, Jr. is teaching high school 
in Milford, New Hampshire. 

1961 

Gordon A. Benoit is a motion picture producer- 
director in California. 

Leonard Dalton, a senior analyst programmer 
for Analyst and Computer Systems in Burling- 
ton, received his master's degree from North- 
eastern this June. He and his wife, the former 
Leona Mabie, have two children, Lynn and 
Leonard, Jr. 

Capt. James K. Lavin, usaf, a Viet Nam 
veteran, is a member of the 1st Weather Wing 
at Hickam afb in Hawaii, winner of the 
pride award, which stands for "Professional 
Results in Daily Efforts." 

William F. Lockwood, Jr. was named manager 
of plant engineering for the American Optical 
Corporation's optical products division. 

Sharon Whittier Long is on a teaching fel- 
lowship at Rutgers University. 

Capt. Francis M. Madden, a missile launch 
officer, was selected as an alternate participant 
in the sac missile combat competition recently 
held at Vandenberg afb. 

Francis E. Nestor is "the math department" 
at the New Wentworth College, which just 
began this year as the off-shoot of Wentworth 
Institute. A two year college, (for the junior 
and senior years,) it will grant a degree in 
engineering and technology. 

1962 

Raymond S. Creek has returned from his 
second tour of duty in Viet Nam. While in 
Viet Nam, he received two Bronze Stars and 
the Army Commendation Medal. He and his 



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wife Bondelyn have a daughter, Leslie Anne. 

Capt. Henry A. Czelusniak, Jr. is a weapons 
control officer in the Air Force. 

Dr. Virginia Clark Joy is a psychologist. 

David S. Osterhout, an F-104 instructor pilot, 
is a member of a unit which earned the usaf 
Outstanding Unit Award. 

Edward J. Poshkus is head of the specifica- 
tions and systems area in special media re- 
search and development for the Memorex 
Corporation. 

Alan C. Rogers was named senior nuclear 
component project engineer in the nuclear 
power generation department at the Babcock 
and Wilcox Company's power generation di- 
vision headquarters in Barberton, Ohio. He 
and his wife Faye have three children: Bradley, 
age 7; Russell, age 5; and Beth Ellen, age 4. 

Edward Shevitz is a sales manager for twa 
in New York. 

Walter R. Silvia is the public relations 
supervisor for New England Telephone. He 
and his wife, the former Diann Coyle, have an 
18-month-old daughter, Kim Mary. 

Jayne Hayden Uyenoyama was widowed 
January 13, 1971 when her husband, Dennis, 
was killed in a helicopter crash in South Korea. 
They had married in the spring of '68 when 
Jayne was a speech therapist with the U.S. 
Department of Defense in Heidelberg, Ger- 
many. Jayne writes that she and her two-year- 
old daughter, Catharine Mieko, are living on 
Cape Cod where they are "picking up our 
lives and making readjustments." 

1963 

Douglas A. Cowley was promoted to project 
leader within electronic data processing at the 
John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston. 

John P. Hartnett, Jr. a physical education 
instructor in Spencer, is married to the former 
Ann E. Kelly. 

James H. Hogue is staff assistant to the 
President in the Congressional Relations Di- 
vision at the White House, and his wife, the 
former Patricia Chase, has just "retired" after 
four years of working with Congressman 
William Steiger (R-Wisc.) as his legislative 
assistant. The couple have announced the 
birth of their first child, Allison Wentworth, 
born January 3, 1971. 

Pefer L. Masnik, who graduated from Boston 
College Law School in 1966 and was admitted 
to the Massachusetts Bar the following year, 
was elected to the Massachusetts House of 



Representatives from the 22nd Worcester 
District. 

Capt. Warren Miller is assistant staff judge 
advocate at Bergstrom afb. He and his wife 
Reisa have announced the birth of Ethan Caleb, 
born February 19, 1971. 

Thomas L. Verrier was recently promoted 
to the rank of major in the Army. 

Richard J. Wolanske is an English teacher 
at Oakmont Regional High School in Ashburn- 
ham. 

1964 

Dr. Richard H. Buck, who received his D.D.S. 
degree in 1968 and his M.S. in orthodontics in 
1970 from St. Louis University, has started his 
orthodontic practice in Dracut. 

George E. Cusson is an instructor in the 
department of data processing at Springfield 
Technical Community College. He and his wife 
Margaret have two daughters, aged two years 
and six months. 

Michael M. Hench, an assistant professor 
of humanities at the College of the Virgin 
Islands, proposed and is directing a National 
Endowment for the Humanities Faculty De- 
velopment Grant. The grant is intended to 
develop several courses in Caribbean literature 
and entails travel to Jamaica, Martinique, 
Dominica, Haiti, and Trinidad. Mike com- 
ments : "It's a tough life." 

Robert W. Lee, who received his Ph.D. degree 
from the State University of New York at Stony 
Brook, is on the faculty of Duke University in 
the zoology department. 

Bruce W. Lord is employed by the Sun Oil 
Company in Providence. 

Capt. Barry Meunier is a pilot in the Air 
Force. 

Hugh D. Olmstead is working in England 
for the next two years as a technical officer 
for Imperial Chemical Industries. 

Robert C. Peters, a teacher at Smith College 
Day School, and his wife, the former Patricia 
Enos '6$, have announced the birth of twins; 
Christopher Robert and Jonathan Michael were 
born October 27, 1970. 

1965 

David B. Axelrod is currently teaching creative 
writing, mythology and freshman writing at 
Suffolk Community College and is finishing his 
Ph.D. at Stony Brook. He has collaborated with 
two of his colleagues and two of his former 



students on a volume of poems, Starting from 
Paumanok, published by Despa Press. (Despa 
Press is an all-UMass alumni operation which 
has published six items since its founding in 
1967.) Reprinted below is one of the poems 
from Starting from Paumanok, "Attempts to 
Pass," a tribute to the late Wes Honey '62 
written when David learned of Wes's death: 

Pastels flesh out the early morning 
grey, I've watched the night turn 
into day. The night before trips 
we stay awake, indexing all we've 
learned. Review the sounds 
the travel guide lists for jets 
about to land : the thud of 
wing flaps, suspension of the 
power, the squeal of tires, 
the tests we put on life. 

Once while landing at a smaller 
strip, we swooped up suddenly 
to keep from piggy-backing 
with a plane not yet in flight. 
A matter of mere seconds ! 

We are travelers in the dark, 
students of some ancient 
fortune-telling art, studying 
our lessons carefully as we 
embark, with illusions of answers 
only. 

Kenneth M. Baldwin 'G received his Ph.D. 
in physical education from the University of 
Iowa last January. 

franco Berak, upon receiving an M.B.A. 
degree from Boston University, accepted a 
position with the New York Public Service 
Commission as a rate engineer. He and his 
wife Patricia have two children. 

Joseph W. Bradley is director of public re- 
lations at Wesson Memorial Hospital in Spring- 
field. He is married to the former Carol Scobie 
'62. 

Barry R. Coppinger is a teacher in Turners 
Falls and his wife, the former Mary Hutchinson, 
teaches occasionally. 

Eleanor Smith Flanagan and her husband 
Thomas have two children. 

Richard A. Hampe, an assistant attorney 
general with a law degree from George Wash- 
ington University, heads the new consumer 
protection division in the state attorney gen- 
eral's office for the State of New Hampshire. 

Catherine Noel Hofmann, who received an 
M.S. degree in library science from Simmons 
College in 1968, is the senior librarian in the 



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Conejo Branch of the Ventura County Library 
in Thousand Oaks, California. 

Richard A. Morril, an assistant professor on 
the counseling center staff of San Diego State 
College, received his Ph.D. in counseling 
psychology from Michigan State University in 
June 1970. 

Capt. Daniel E. O'Mara, III is in Anchorage 
with the Air Force. 

Virginia Considine Rockwell 'G is a 
counselor. 

Jim Tattersall, Jr. 'G, an assistant professor 
of mathematics at Providence College, received 
his Ph.D. degree from the University of 
Oklahoma. He and his wife have announced 
the birth of Virginia Marie, born March 20, 
1971. 

1966 

Capt. Alfred J. Davis Jr. is a pilot and service 
platoon commander with the Army in Viet 
Nam. 

John H. Josephson is manager of Feldman 
Construction Company, Inc. of Rockport. He 
and his wife Sharon have two children, Eric, 
age 5, and Trina, age 2. 

Capt. George A. Marold completed an ord- 
nance officer advanced course at the Army 
Ordnance Center and School at the Aberdeen 
Proving Ground in Maryland. 

Capt. John T. O'Connor, Jr. is a dental sur- 
geon with the Third Tactical Fighter Wing 
in Korea. 

Sgt. Charles T. O'Donnell, after completing 
service in the Peace Corps and the military, 
is a graduate student in political science at the 
University of New Mexico. 

Gerald F. Scanlon is an agent for the Internal 
Revenue Service in Manhattan. 

Thomas E. Shea is a nuclear physicist and his 
wife, the former Judith Clark '64, is an English 
teacher in California. 

Michael P. Smith 'G, a specialist in American 
parties and politics, has been promoted from 
instructor to assistant professor on the Dart- 
mouth College faculty. 

Richard R. Strange, an engineer at Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut, married 
Marcia P. Hennick on May 24, 1969. 

George L. Wietecha is a regional traffic 
manager in the circulation service department 
of the Dow Jones & Company, Inc.'s South 
Brunswick, New Jersey office. 



1967 

Cheryl Daggett Baxter works in the personnel 
department of Arthur Young & Company in 
Boston. 

Stephen E. Berk 'G received his Ph.D. degree 
in history from the University of Iowa last 
January. 

Harriette S. Block is a teacher at Ludlow 
High School. 

Capf. Hamer D. Clarke, an intelligence 
officer, received the Army Commendation 
Medal in Viet Nam. 

Lt. Jerilyn T. Doyle is in the Air Force. 

Pasqual N. Freni 'G is employed at the 
Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta and 
his wife, the former Judith A. Kuhn '69, is 
working in the public relations division of 
Lever Brothers. The couple was married on 
February 1, 1969. 

Capf. Edward J. Godek, a tactical airlift 
pilot, received the Air Medal. 

Joel H. Goldman, an attorney with Toltz and 
Nataupsky in Boston, married Mina Strumph 
on August 24, 1969. 

Michael J. Heffernan 'G received his Ph.D. 
from UMass last October. 

Daniel B. Jones has been promoted to the 
rank of first lieutenant in the Air Force. 

Sandra Regan Kosterman is teaching kinder- 
garten at the North Parish School in Greenfield. 

Bruce P. MacCombie, a University of Iowa 
graduate student in composition, has been 
awarded a fellowship for a year of study in 
Germany, at the Musik Hochschule in Freiburg, 
by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch- 
dienst. 

David I. Milner had worked with vista for a 
year after graduating, living in a Federal hous- 
ing project and working closely with the Den- 
ver Juvenile Court and the Denver General 
Hospital. After that he worked for the Juvenile 
Court Halfway House Projects before becom- 
ing director of the Denver Youth Services 
Bureau School Program. In the latter position 
it was his responsibility to design and imple- 
ment a psycho-educational program for stu- 
dents of junior high school age. Since February, 
he has been director of the Denver Youth 
Services Bureau, and next September he will 
begin full-time graduate study in education 
psychology at the University of Colorado. 

Kevin P. O'Brien received his M.S. degree 
in pharmacology from the University of Iowa. 

Pamela K. Pearce is a biology teacher at 
Milton High School. 



A. Joseph Ross has become an associate in 
the law firm of Englander, Englander & Eng- 
lander of Boston. 

Capf. Vredrick N. Sadow, a missile launch 
officer, graduated from the Air University's 
Squadron Officer School at Maxwell afb. 

Philip H. Scott is head of a new news bureau 
office opened by General Electric in Lynn. 

Kathleen J. Tevlin has been commissioned 
a second lieutenant in the Air Force. 

1968 

William B. Appleton, III is a second lieutenant 
in the Army. 

Edward J. Bransfield, Jr. is regional manager- 
reservations south for Northeast Airlines. 

Andrea Kallfa Clem is a social worker at 
the Welfare Department of Agawam. 

Myron D. Cohen and Elliot D. Lerner passed 
the Massachusetts c.p.a. examination and are 
staff accountants with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell 
& Co., a c.p.a. firm in Boston. 

l/Lt. Jeffrey A. Cronig, a supply manage- 
ment officer, is a member of a unit which 
earned the usaf Outstanding Unit Award. 

Kathryn W. DeLibero is a division manager 
with the Sears, Roebuck Company in Hicksville, 
New York. 

Eileen Dorgas, a substitute teacher in 
Tucson, married Ted F. Douthitt on June 
li, 1970. 

Sgt. Donald G. Farrington, an aerial weather 
observer, is serving with the Air Force in 
Japan. 

The Rev. Harry S. Finkenstaedt, Jr. 'G and 
his wife and three children are doing parish 
work in England. 

Janice Hoare French received an M.A. degree 
in German from the University of Colorado 
last December. 

Andrew F. Gori, a buyer with the locomotive 
department of General Electric's transportation 
division in Erie, Pennsylvania, is enrolled in 
marketing management courses sponsored by 
g.e. His wife, the former Diane McCobb '69, 
is team-teaching English at West Lake Junior 
High School in Millcreek Township. 

Wayne F. MacCallum received an M.S. 
degree in wildlife management from the Penn- 
sylvania State University last March. 

Irene A. Menard is a tax auditor in Hartford 
for the Internal Revenue Service. 

Roger H. O'Donnell is a junior executive in 
engineering sales with the Westinghouse Cor- 
poration in New York City. 



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Patricia A. Petow, a teacher in the Somer- 
ville schools, is a public relations consultant 
for Metropolitan Security Service, Inc. of 
Somerville. Formerly, she had been a reporter 
for the Worcester Telegram 6V Gazette. 

Robert Rappaport received a D.M.D. degree 
in May from the University of Pennsylvania's 
School of Dental Medicine. He and his wife, 
the former Marilyn Katz, will be living in 
Chicago where Robert will take specialty 
training in orthodontics at the University of 
Illinois School of Dentistry. 

Capt. Paul J. St. Laurent, as commanding 
officer of Company B of the 815 th Engineer 
Battalion, received the Army Commendation 
Medal in Viet Nam. 

l/Lt. Alan H. Webster, an Air Force pilot, 
served in Viet Nam. 

Sgt. David S. Wood, an accounting and 
finance specialist, is serving with the Air Force 
in Spain. 

1969 

James R. Barabe is a sales representative for 
Proctor & Gamble in Cambridge. 

Gary J. Bianchi, a programmer for John 
Hancock, married Mary Lea Mabie, an English 
teacher at Maynard Junior High School. 

i/Lt. Thomas N. Berard, as executive officer 
of the 278th general supply company, 100th 
Supply and Service Battalion, received the 
Army Commendation Medal. 

Stewart F. Clark, Jr. is working on his M.S. 
degree in geological science at the University 
of Maine in Orono. He and his wife, the former 
Denise Westort '68, have a son, Ira Stewart 
Jonathan, born May 12, 1970. 

Virginia Leon de Vivero 'G is a graduate 
student and part-time lecturer at UMass. 

2/Lt. Raymond J. DeTerra has graduated 
from the weapons controller course at Tyndall 
afb in Florida. 

A/i Robert J. DiPadua, an accounting and 
finance specialist, has been named Outstanding 
Airman in his unit at Thule ab in Greenland. 

Harvey D. Elman has been named director 
of public relations at Bryant & Stratton College. 
He is also the varsity basketball coach. 

Jonathan and Jeanne La Vine Gerard '70, 
having spent the past year as employees of 
Temple De Hirsch in Seattle, are on their way 
to Jerusalem where Jonathan will enter Hebrew 
Union College. 

Capt. Dave S. Harrigan 'G received the 
Bronze Star for service in Viet Nam. 



David R. Katz is teaching history, govern- 
ment, and international relations at East 
Bridgewater High School. He also coaches 
freshman football and is the assistant varsity 
basketball coach. 

Maria A. Keil 'G is a graduate student in 
the Freiburg program. 

Donna Shumaker Loates is a teacher in 
Etobicoke, Ontario. 

William Mailler, Jr., a social worker, married 
Karen A. Shulda '68, a master's degree candi- 
date, on June 8, 1968. 

2/Lf. Myles 7. McTernan, Jr. completed the 
usaf navigator-bombardier course at Mather 
afb in California. 

Francis X. McWilliams is in Viet Nam with 
the Army and his wife, the former Maureen 
Burke, is a teacher in Billerica. 

Diane L. Curley, a social worker for the 
State of New Jersey, married Emery J. Messen- 
ger, an electrical engineer, on September 28, 
1969. 

Alberta Mazur Nally is teaching first grade 
in Olivet, Michigan. She and her husband 
William were married on July 4, 1970. 

Deborah A. Oliveira, a math-science teacher 
in Dartmouth, married Peter J. McMahon on 
November 21, 1970. 

Joel P. Palley received an M.A. degree in 
economics from the Pennsylvania State Uni- 
versity last March. 

Dave B. Pierce is an industrial engineer for 
Prest-Wheel, Inc. in South Grafton. He and 
his wife Linda have two sons, William Robert 
born July 4, 1969, and Keith Frederick born 
September 11, 1970. 

James T. Pye, an Army private, was named 
trainee of the week for the second basic combat 
training brigade at Fort Jackson in South 
Carolina. 

Robert T. Rice was recently honored by the 
President of Smith College as curator of Smith's 
Museum of Art. Before coming to Smith, he 
was an architectural designer for firms in 
Pittsfield, Stockbridge, and Amherst. In May 
and June of last year, Robert had an exhibit of 
prints at the Berkshire Museum. 

Allan M. Ryan, Jr. has accepted a position 
in the quality control group at Microsystems 
International Ltd. in Ottawa. He and his wife 
Carol have announced the birth of Robert 
Joseph, born September 25, 1970. 

2/Lf. Robert J. Sheehan recently assumed 
command of Company C, 48th medical battalion 
of the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood. 

l/Lt. Thomas D. Simpson earned the Bronze 



Star while assigned as Chief of Systems Engi- 
neering and Control with Headquarters De- 
tachment, 160th Signal Group, in Viet Nam. 

Michael and llene Zaleski Sissenwine '68 
are attending graduate school in oceanography 
at the University of Rhode Island. The couple 
were married on May 22, 1969. 

i/Lt. Louis N. Stamas, Jr. is a supply man- 
agement officer. 

Janet Spring Toner teaches ninth and 
eleventh grade English at Sandwich High 
School. 

Charles V. Warren is a doctoral student and 
and instructor at UMass. 

Carol Ann Zall Lincoln is taking courses 
toward a master's degree at UMass. She and 
her husband, Alan '71G, have a daughter, 
Alisa Kim. 

1970 

Barbara M. Bell is a secretary to the vice- 
president of engineering in a Boston computer 
firm. 

Robert F. Willis, the music director at David 
Prouty High School in Spencer, and Martha 
Webb, '67, a second grade teacher in Palmer, 
were married on June 27, 1970. Martha re- 
ceived her M. Ed. degree from UMass in 1969. 



Marriages 

Susan W. Harris '58 to Neal A. Brown. Patri- 
cia Hurley '62G to Mr. Folmbee. Carele 
Stone '63 to Lawrence Mayer. Marion E. 
Damon '64 to Wayne V. Salminen, Jr. Carol 
F. Lufkin '65 to James E. Plato. Jeannette M. 
Radice '65 to John V. Scanlon. Marcia Suther- 
land '65 to William E. Pearson. Gordon K. 
Breault '66 to Sheila Gebhardt, January 25, 
1971. Diane C. Del Genio '66 to Thomas A. 
Good. Julie C. Holm '66 to David T. Tilden, 
August -vj, 1968. Arthur H. Bronstein '67 to 
Elaine D. Lounsbury '69. Karen E. Kane '67 to 
John Kallipalites, July 1968. Amy M. St. 
Clair '67 to Philip Goepp, April 12, 1969. Nancy 
E. Clark '68 to Raymond K. Anderson. Carol A. 
Kelly '68 to Bill O. Wilen. Janis H. Long '68 
to Wesley E. Price. Elizabeth A. Scott '68 to 
Harold E. Gerrior, Jr., August 3, 1968. Kathleen 
M. McMahon '68 to Richard Moltz '68G. Ida 
L. Sherman '68 to Bruce A. Cole. Lynne J. 
Swierzbin '68 to Francis B. Lally. Lawrence E. 
Brown '6aG to Kathryn L. Rodocker '70. 
Patricia D. Chornyak '6g to Philip J. Grise. 
Judith C. Ciullo '6g to David R. Sullivan. 



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Susan L. Follett '69 to Joseph D. Galvin. Cyn- 
thia L. Creenberg '69 to Mr. Schwartz. Deborah 
Gunn '69 to Mr. Smyth, loan Hanlon '69 to 
Henry Correia, Jr. Vivian Huber '69 to Mr. 
Cameron. Paul E. Johnson, Jr. '69 to Martha 
L. Whelan '69, January 31, 1970. Jenny L. 
Kirley '69 to Edmund J. Wagner. Catherine L. 
Krautter '69C to Phillip Schmidt. Alice N. 
Martin '69 to Mr. Neely. Patricia E. Perrell '69 
to William R. Palombo. Carol E. Sellars '69 
to Lee Davis Kelley, January 17, 1970. Paul J. 
Silverman '69 to Enid J. Salamoff '69. Pris- 
cilla L. Stewart '69 to Ronald Levesque. 
Corinne Trabucco '69 to Robert Klump. John 
E. Weir '69 to Margaret M. Flint '69. Dorothy 
M. Silvia '69 to James E. Mello. 

Births 

Jonathan Lowell born December 28, 1970 to 
Karin and Robert L. Larson '38. Jocelyn Elise 
born September 5, 1970 to Lawrence and 
Patricia Baron Crowley '63; Jocelyn's sister, 
Monica Elizabeth, is two years old. John born 
in July 1970 to Arthur and Charlotte Scannell 
Follansbee '63. John born January 1, 1970 to 
John and Lucille Johnson Sampson '63. Kristin 
Marie born September 7, 1970 to Robert and 
Susan Lemanis Wolf '63. Alec born in March 
1971 to Norman and Emily Eldred Yeo '63. 
Shannon Elizabeth born December 5, 1970 to 
William '64 and Edith Doyle Walsh '67. An- 
drew Travers born May 4, 1970 to Keith and 
Judith Hripak Bettencourt '63. Donna Lynne 
born January 21, 1971 to Edward and Dorothy 
Cahill Champlin '63. Neal Edward born April 
14, 1971 to Earl and Joyce Kostek Lapierre '63. 
Jeffrey Mitchell born January 3, 1971 to Mff- 
chell '63 and Sandra Coddard Liro '63. Jay 
Justin born July 31, 1970 to Edward and Susan 
Morash Powers '63. Jeffery Allen born Jan- 
uary 19, 1971 to Capt. and Mrs. Robert A. 
Bass '66; Jeffrey's older brother David is two 
years old. Scott Philip born January 28, 1971 to 
Curtis '66S and Aleta Talbot Cromack '69. 
Steven Mark born February 25, 1971 to Arnold 
'66 and Marcia Blumenthal Daniels '67. Me- 
lissa Lauren born February 23, 1971 to Law- 
rence and Jean Hammersley Partridge '67. 
Geoffrey Edward born March 11, 1971 to 
Edward and Judith James Buswick '67. Nancy 
Lin born October 21, 1970 to Arthur and 
Susan Neet Dimock '67. Michael Scott born 
November 23, 1970 to Arthur '70 and Cynthia 
Berg Rubenstein '69. 



Deaths 

Robert A. Cooley '93 died two years ago. 
Dr. Thome Carpenter '02 has died. Dr. Car- 
penter was a most distinguished physiologist, 
having published scores of articles dealing 
with respiratory and digestive phenomena. 
After receiving his Ph.D. degree from Harvard 
in 1915, he was associated with the American 
Institute of Nutrition, (and was president of 
that organization in 1940), and the Nutrition 
Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of 
Washington, (eventually achieving the position 
of director of the Boston branch.) Dr. Carpenter 
had a wide reputation for careful and valuable 
work, and the quality of his research was 
highly regarded. 

Dr. Allen N. Swain '03 died April 25, 1971 at 
the age of 88. A graduate of Suffolk Law 
School, he had practiced law in the Boston 
area for many years. He was very active in the 
Masons and was a member of the Massachu- 
setts Bar Association, Psi Sigma Kappa, and a 
past president of Dedham Rotary. During 
World War I, he had served with the Inter- 
national Red Cross in France. Dr. Swain is 
survived by a son and two nieces. 

Winthrop A. Cummings '08 has died. 

Theoren L. Warner '08 died March 19, 1971 at 
the age of 86. Known throughout Massachu- 
setts as one of New England's most efficient 
municipal officials, he had resigned as the 
Sunderland town clerk, after twenty years of 
service, only a few weeks before the last 
annual election because of ill health. Never- 
theless, he received more than 200 complimen- 
tary votes. Known with affection as "Pop" 
Warner, he took pride in being the first at the 
State House the day after state and national 
elections with Sunderland's official returns. 

Mr. Warner was a civil engineer with the 
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey until 1913 
when he began farming in Sunderland. Thir- 
teen years later, he established the Warner 
Brothers Construction Company. As a Sunder- 
land resident, he was very active in com- 
munity and church activities. His wife, six 
children, nineteen grandchildren, three great- 
grandchildren, three brothers and a sister 
survive him. 

William N. Wallace '10 died March 6, 1971. He 
had operated a fruit farm in Wilbraham until 
World War II, when he worked as an inspector 
for the Westinghouse Manufacturing Com- 
pany. He is survived by his wife, four children, 



and several grandchildren. 

Ralph W. Howe '13 died March 25, 1971. He 
had been a pharmacist in Wilmington, Ver- 
mont, for over fifty years and was the owner 
of the Parmelee and Howe Drug Store. A 
fifty-five year member of the Wilmington Con- 
gregational Church and deacon emeritus at 
the time of his death, he was also a member 
of the Masonic Lodge for over fifty years and 
a leader in his community. His wife, three 
children, twelve grandchildren, a brother and 
a sister survive him. 

Calmy Wies '17 died April 24, 1971 at the age 
of 77. He was chief chemist of the Shell Oil 
Laboratory of Seawarren, New Jersey, at the 
time of his retirement in 1953. Mr. Wies held 
many patents developed during his stay at 
Shell. He is survived by his son, three sisters, 
one brother, and four grandchildren. 
Paul F. Hunnewell '18 died December 24, 1970 
in Port Hueneme, California. 

Prof. Oliver C. Roberts '18 died April 9, 1971. 
He had retired as professor of horticulture 
at UMass and had been living in Florida since 
1961. An active Mason and church member, 
he was also a former president of Hampshire 
Council, Boy Scouts of America. His wife, a 
son, a sister, three grandchildren, and one 
great-grandchild survive him. 

Marion Wells Cerrish '19 died April 29, 1971 
at the age of 73. For about forty years she had 
reported for the Springfield Daily News and 
the Springfield Republican, during which time 
her by-line appeared on many features. Mrs. 
Gerrish took an active part in town affairs and 
assisted in establishing the zoning system in 
Springfield. She was a member of the planning 
board, having served at the board's inception. 
She is survived by her husband and niece. 
Ralph Shaw Stedman '20 died suddenly April 
21, 1971 in Daytona Beach. Ralph was a star 
basketball player in college and a sports 
enthusiast through life. He was a partner in 
Newman & Stedman, produce merchants, and 
president of the A. C. Hunt Company, both 
of Springfield. For the past twenty years he 
had lived in Daytona Beach, where he was an 
associate of the Atlantic Realty Company 
and the director and general manager of 
Loutitt Manor, a retirement complex. Mr. 
Stedman was a past commodore of the Hali- 
fax River Yacht Club. He was a World War I 
veteran. His wife, four children, a sister, 
and fourteen grandchildren survive him. 



Rolland F. hovering '22 died March 29, 1971 
following a lengthy illness. After working 
in creameries in Pittsfield and Springfield, 
Mr. Lovering moved to Troy, New York, in 
1928 where he was employed as factory 
supervisor at Wager's Ice Cream Company. 
After thirty years of service there, he became 
a plant engineer at the Sealtest Company in 
Albany, retiring in 1964. His wife, three 
children, thirteen grandchildren, one great- 
grandchild, a brother and a sister survive him. 

Margaret Koerber Parson '31 died in 1968. 

Edward W. Watson '32 died in February 1969. 

Dr. Laurence H. Kyle '37 died April 24, 1971 
in Balboa, Panama. Dr. Kyle, who was chair- 
man of the department of medicine at the 
Georgetown University School of Medicine, 
was in Panama on a teaching visit to Gorgas 
General Hospital. He was internationally 
known for his research in metabolic diseases, 
particularly obesity and bone diseases, and 
two years ago he was honored with a master- 
ship in the American College of Physicians. He 
had received his M.D. degree from Boston 
University in 1941, and had pursued his post- 
graduate work at Boston City Hospital and 
the National Institutes of Health after a three 
year military stint during World War II. Dr. 
Kyle had been at Georgetown since 1948, during 
which time he had served as a consultant at 
Walter Read Army Medical Center, the 
National Naval Medical Center, the nih 
Clinical Center, Andrews afb Hospital, and 
the Washington Veterans Administration 
Hospital. He is survived by his wife and 
three children. 

William A. Edwards '51 died recently. 




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University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

Volume II, Number 4 October/November 1971 



In this issue 

Letters page i 

The Peanut Papers page 3 

College graduates need not apply page 7 

On Campus page 11 

Continuing the tradition page 20 

Big Mac page 21 

He's tough and he's fair page 23 

Comment page 24 

Club Calendar page 24 

The Classes Report page 26 




The Alumnus 

October/November 1971 

Volume II, Number 4 

Katie S. Gillmor, Editor 

Stanley Barron '51, President 

Evan V. Johnston '50, Executive Vice-President 

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credits : 

David Webster, Cover, pages 3, 5, 6, and 11. 

Corbin Gwaltney, page 8. 

John McCarthy, page 10. 

Arthur Cohen, pages 14 and 15. 

The Collegian, pages 16 and 18. 

Russell Mariz, pages 18, 19, 21, 22, and 23. 



Letters 



From the front lines 

Bob Uljua '67 recently showed up at my 
squadron here at Da Nang, and it was like a 
drink of cold water to a parched throat. After 
a couple of long talks about "the good old 
days," I realized how I'd forgotten how great 
UMass was and how I'd never expressed any 
appreciation. It's a bad scene to have to rely 
on good memories for enjoyment, but I have 
so many from UMass that I could go another 
year over here. Thanks for running a great 
school — I hope I can come back when I get 
out. 

JOHN N. KOMICK '66 

Da Nang AFB, Viet Nam 

Low tuition prevents 

intellectual and professional starvation 

In reference to your "Comment" by Mr. 
Johnston in the April/May Alumnus, I must 
agree wholeheartedly with the view expressed 
by former UMass president Dr. John Lederle. 
Many students who made snide remarks about 
the apparent invisibility of Dr. Lederle during 
my studies at UMass from '64 to '68 failed to 
realize that this man was shunning publicity 
and frequent appearances in order to more 
efficiently promote the future increased ex- 
cellence of the school. 

The purpose of the University (freshman 
English aside) is to provide quality education 
for the citizens who support it, both finan- 
cially and spiritually, both present and future. 
Providing jobs for worthy educators is also 
no small part of its role. With the cost of ev- 
erything becoming more and more prohibitive, 
the natural assumption is to include education 
in this financial headless chicken race. "Why," 
many ask, "should the cost of education re- 
main untouched in the midst of an inflationary 
trend which has managed to scare everything 
else up a greased flagpole, [a flagpole] which 
has an upraised rip-saw edge to make com- 
ing back down again much less than pleas- 
. ant?" Because, as the article points out, to 



attempt to wring more money from its stu- 
dents (for whatever cause or causes) would 
be an attempt to duplicate the medical school 
mess (nationwide) which is now finding that 
the tremendous cost in medical education over 
the past fifteen years is resulting in a shortage 
of physicians so acute that many towns and 
cities have no medical personnel available. In 
short, increasing the amount of money a school 
takes from its students can only result in an 
intellectual and professional starvation within 
the following two decades — a starvation which 
would absolutely affect all levels of Massa- 
chusetts business and education for an inde- 
terminate time to follow. If it had not been for 
the University's low tuition and cost of living 
rates, my father's death in my sophomore year 
of high school may very well have destroyed 
any chances of my going to college. 

I hope that I have not beaten an already 
bruised and bloody topic into a state of shock, 
but my feelings on this are so strong that I 
had to vent them. I viewed my four years at 
UMass as one of the most enjoyable and 
worthwhile experiences of my, so far, short 
life. To deny any resident the same oppor- 
tunity for emotional and educational fulfill- 
ment borders on the criminal, especially if this 
denial is to be based on money. 

IT. (j.G.) KENNETH B. SHERMAN 

Naval Air Facility 

Cam Ranh Bay, Viet Nam 

Don't forget the dolphins 

While I gather that other alumni, like me, 
will appreciate Donald Freeman's article on 
linguistics in the June/July issue, several minor 
points of that article may be open to some dis- 
pute and criticism. First, he writes that "this 
knowledge [which all human beings possess 
when they learn to use their mother tongue] 
and the capacity to acquire it are unique to 
man." If Mr. Freeman is writing as a scientist, 
surely he should know better than to make 
such a generalization. At this departure in 
human history, we are only just beginning to 
learn of the complexities of such animals as 
dolphins and of the dolphins' ability to com- 
municate with each other in what appears to 
be a rational manner. Scientific knowledge is 
scanty with respect to animal behavior. Eth- 
nology, for example, as a discipline, is not much 
more than a decade older than linguistics. 
Some animals may have the capacity to learn 
a language and to communicate just as man 



does. But, unless I am mistaken, scientific 
knowledge does not yet appear to have ar- 
rived at such a point as to justify the general- 
ization I take issue with. And, therefore, I 
wonder if Mr. Freeman would still maintain 
the truth of his penultimate sentence? 

Second, the participial phrase which appears 
at the bottom of page 11 ("Returning to one 
of our original ungrammatical examples") has 
no grammatical referent. It is itself ungram- 
matical. 

STEVEN FINER '69 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Taking pride 

I have just read Mike Hench's letter in Vol. 
II, No. 3, and want to express strong agree- 
ment with his idea that The Alumnus should 
recognize Paul Theroux '63. For three years 
I have expected such recognition and have 
been disappointed. We were very proud of Paul 
when he was an undergraduate. Let us con- 
tinue to show our pride in the truly fine litera- 
ture he has produced as an alumnus. 

DEBORAH CHAPIN PELLETIER '64 

Palmer, Massachusetts 

Ed: Jungle Lovers by Paul Theroux is featured 
in this issue's "On Campus" section. 

Mixed blessings 

We certainly enjoy our alumni magazine. Our 
university has changed so much in the short 
time we have left, and we appreciate the op- 
portunity to read of these changes. 

GEORGE '67 AND CYNTHIA BERG WHITE '68 

Munich, Germany 

The Alumnus is very readable and "profes- 
sional" in its layout. All responsible are to be 
congratulated for the tremendous effort which 
must be required for such an achievement. 

RAYMOND A. KINMONTH, JR. '50 

Arlington Heights, Illinois 

I wish to continue receiving the Alumnus 
magazine even though I do not altogether 
approve of the new format. I want more news 
on alumni, on campus happenings, etc. If I 
want to read "problems of the world" I prefer 
Time or Life or The New Yorker. Many 
alumni agree with me. 

FLORA JACOBS VALENTINE '67 

Crothersville, Indiana 



We enjoy The Alumnus immensely and think 
you people do a wonderful job keeping the 
alumni informed. 

ROSS AND DONNA FREW ANDERSON '69 

Northampton, Massachusetts 

Keep up the good work with The Alumnus. 
I'm with you and believe that learning never 
stops and should properly be a function of an 
alumni magazine — no matter how disguised. 

The articles challenge one to read them and 
think about them. In order to grow, the Uni- 
versity has to change so I think the alums 
ought to be kept abreast of changes as they 
occur. As the old Boston Transcript used to 
say — "Today's truth, tomorrow's trend." 

RICHARD F. JACKSON '49 
Pocomoke City, Maryland 

My husband and I look forward to each new 
issue of The Alumnus. The new format and 
up-to-date articles make for excellent 
reading. We especially enjoy the class reports 
which keep us in distant touch with former 
friends. Thank you, and keep up the good 
work. 

PATRICIA RYDER FOLEY '66 

West Hartford, Connecticut 

At long last, I find myself writing to corro- 
borate all the good things that have been said 
about The Alumnus, and its new look. If the 
congratulations keep coming, as I am sure they 
will, your "Letters" column will eventually 
monopolize most forthcoming issues. 

JOSEPH A. DELVECCHIO '64 

Deputy Executive Director 
White House Conference on 
Children and Youth 

Cohesiveness 

I have been impressed by the large numbers 
coming back to reunions of the "Cow College" 
classes, the relatively small numbers from the 
University. It is not because old men have 
more time or more nostalgia than young men 
with families trying to win a place in the 
world. We came back just as strong for our 
fifth and tenth as for our fortieth and forty- 
fifth. It is partly the difference between a 
school of five hundred and one of fifteen thou- 
sand, but that is hardly the whole answer. 
My wife also graduated from a small college 
and at her twenty-fifth she was grievously dis- 
appointed after attending our reunions. 



At the last meeting of my college fraternity 
I attended, two of our illustrious alumni were 
holding forth. One, a professor at the Agricul- 
tural College, who as freshman class president 
had been tied up for two weeks in a tobacco 
barn, was complaining that the college had 
gone to the dogs because the class scraps were 
not what they used to be. The other, a trustee 
of the college, who was president of the soph- 
omore class that tied up his fraternity brother, 
was inclined to think that things had improved. 

If you agree with the president of Yale who 
stated that the chief object of a college educa- 
tion is to teach a person how little he knows, 
if you agree that humility is the beginning of 
wisdom, perhaps you may consider the possi- 
bility that the hazing of freshmen produced 
some positive good. There were abuses. I agree 
thoroughly with Ralph Russell '22 in the last 
issue, that the arena parties were a disgrace. 
I agree with the trustee who felt that wreck- 
ing a trolley car and a house was carrying 
things too far. 

Yet I do feel that most of the rules laid down 
for freshmen in my day benefited them and 
that the class struggles which ensued created 
a cohesiveness in those classes not found in 
many institutions of higher learning today. 

As we fought together so did we play to- 
gether. One fifth of the upperclassmen were 
on the football squad and most of the others 
were on other varsity teams. This cannot oc- 
cur in a large university. Some boys received 
permanent injuries in football but the only 
permanent injury I have heard of from the 
class scraps was on an old alumnus who 
proudly showed me the ear bitten off in a ban- 
quet scrap. 

TRESCOTT T. ABELE '23 

Pepperell, Massachusetts 

Reprimand for printing "stuff" 

Why did you print Joan McKniff's letter con- 
cerning the cia in Indonesia? Was it because of 
something in print involving those "three little 
initials" or because something important was 
said? I hardly think the latter. I do think that 
both you and Miss McKniff should be repri- 
manded for writing and printing "stuff" bear- 
ing no information or enlightenment while at 
the same time casting implied aspersions upon 
an organization comprised of men who have 
performed some of the most humanitarian 
feats I have ever heard of. I ask neither for 
approval or condemnation of the Air America 



organization by anyone of our readers who 
has not had the opportunity to see them in ac- 
tion, twenty-four hours a day, however I am 
proud that they bear the name of our country. 
I've been there too, in more than one country. 

Someday I will acknowledge writing this 
letter ... I wish to God I could now. 

UNSIGNED 

Washington, D.C. 



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The Peanut Papers 



Armed only with determination, 
persistance and imagination, one 
woman set out to endow music 
scholarships . . . with peanuts? 



September i6, 1969 

Mr. W. D. Shaw 

President 

Planters Peanuts 

Division of Standard Brands, Inc. 

Suffolk, Virginia 

Dear Mr. Shaw: 

I may be the first professor of music in 
Planters' long history to write suggesting a 
public relations idea to you. But I've no 
doubt that you value ideas, no matter how 
nutty. 

Some time ago I was presented with the 
gift of an antique, i920S-type peanut dis- 
penser, the kind that once stood in front of 
every self-respecting candy store to entice 
nickels from your favorite people, the pea- 
nut-lovers of America. 

It seemed to me that the machine's nos- 
talgic charm could serve a useful purpose: 
the raising of money toward scholarships 
which some of our talented music students 
urgently need. I placed the machine at the 
door of my campus studio and made it 
known that the nickels it gathered would 
go to our department's scholarship fund, 
after cost of peanuts was deducted. With 
innocent heart, I bought and installed the 
shelled unsalted peanuts that would soon 
launch a thousand Mozarts, Gershwins and 
Rubinsteins. 

Alas, the harsh truth of un-Keynesian 
economics soon beclouded my innocence. 
The machine holds two and one-half pounds 



of peanuts. I put in one and one-half pounds, 
for which I paid $1.50. The machine dis- 
penses that quantity of peanuts in about 
twenty sales. At a nickel a sale that means, 
even to my unmathematical intelligence, a 
loss of fifty cents each time the machine is 
stocked. The value of a nickel has unfortu- 
nately diminished somewhat since the 1920s. 
This is not exactly an efficient way to create 
scholarships. (In fact, we may find ourselves 
eliminating our few existing scholarships, 
one by one, in order to keep the peanut 
machine stocked!) 

And that is why I write to you now. It 
seems to me that Planters Peanuts can gain 
some unusual publicity and public sym- 
pathy if, after learning of our plight, you 
were to arrange to donate a regular supply 
of peanuts for the machine. Every nickel 
placed in the machine would then be pure 
"profit" toward our scholarships. I can en- 
vision appropriate opening installation-of- 
peanut ceremonies, with officials of Planters 
and our music department in attendance, 
followed by the insertion of the first nickel, 
perhaps by a prominent musician, etc. Cor- 
rectly handled by good public relations men, 
such an event will make good feature story 
material for the wire services and network 
television news. 

And thus ends my letter, but not, I hope, 
my idea. I look forward to learning your 
reaction to it. 
Sincerely, 

(Miss) Dorothy Ornest 
Assistant Professor of Music 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst 



September 24, 1969 

Miss Dorothy Ornest 
Assistant Professor of Music 
University of Massachusetts 
Amherst, Massachusetts 

Dear Miss Ornest: 

I read with interest your letter of Septem- 
ber 16, 1969. You are indeed fortunate to be 
the owner of a 1920 vintage peanut dis- 
penser. 

Matters of public relations are handled 
through our Headquarters Office in New 
York. Accordingly, I have forwarded them 
your letter for response. 

Yours very truly, 

William D. Shaw 

President, Planters 

Suffolk, Virginia 




November 12, 1969 

Miss Dorothy Ornest 
Assistant Professor of Music 
University of Massachusetts 

Dear Miss Ornest: 

Belatedly, I am replying to your letter of 
September 16th addressed to our Mr. Wil- 
liam D. Shaw at Suffolk, Virginia. 

Your dilemma is being called to the at- 
tention of our Boston District Office. Within 
a short time, one of our representatives will 
contact you and I am sure something can be 
worked out to put your i920s-type of Pea- 
nut Dispenser on a profitable basis. 

We do appreciate your writing to us and 
letting us share in what we hope will be a 
satisfactory solution to your problem. 

Very truly yours, 

William P. Malloy 

Vice President, Marketing 

Planters Division 

New York City 



July 10, 1970 

Mr. William P. Malloy 
Vice President, Marketing 
Planters Division 
New York City 

Dear Sir: 

On November 14, 1969 I received your 
letter and have long since had to stop ex- 
pecting a follow-up to come at any moment. 
What has happened? 

Your letter was greatly encouraging. I'm 
sure that Planters Peanuts' participation in 
my project of raising music scholarship 
money with my 1920 peanut dispenser can 
only bring advertising/public relations ad- 
vantage to your company at the same time 
it helps our cause. My original letter to Mr. 
William D. Shaw outlined the possibilities. 

The University of Massachusetts begins 
its fall semester on September 10th. May I 
hope that well before that date we can work 
out an arrangement pleasant for Planters 
and my peanut machine? 
Very truly yours, 
(Miss) Dorothy Ornest 



May 24, 1971 

Mr. E. J. Lee 
Field Sales 
Planters Division 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Dear Mr. Lee: 

I am enclosing my original letter to Plant- 
ers to start the project Peanut Machine for 
Music Scholarships. 

It is not, I realize, a major project, but I 
feel that its value in terms of publicity 
would greatly outweigh the effort needed 
by your advertising department to launch it. 

I'll look forward to hearing from some- 
one soon. Thank you. 
Very truly yours, 
(Miss) Dorothy Ornest 

May 24, 1971 

Mr. William Malloy 
Vice President, Marketing 
Planters Division 
New York City 

Dear Mr. Malloy: 

I have spoken with Mr. Lee in the Bos- 
ton office. He told me that his is a sales 
office and he might get in touch with your 
office again. 

I'm writing as though this were the only 
matter to cross your desk. Your secretary 
spoke to me last Thursday and knows the 
details. 

I won't apologize for persevering because 
I feel sure that a minimum effort on your 
part could only bring maximum publicity 
for your company and our scholarship needs. 

Thank you. 
Yours truly, 
(Miss) Dorothy Ornest 



June 22, 1971 

Mr. William P. Malloy 
Vice President, Marketing 
Planters Division 
New York City 

Dear Mr. Malloy: 

A correspondence between Dorothy 



Ornest, an assistant professor of music on 
our campus, and your office regarding a 
peanut machine and a scholarship fund has 
come to my attention. I'm sure it is a trivial 
matter as far as Planters is concerned, but 
the opportunity to promote scholarships at 
the University of Massachusetts is a far 
from trivial matter for us. 

A Mr. Lee at your Boston office has called 
Miss Ornest to say that peanuts will be pro- 
vided for her machine. But peanuts, after 
all, are only peanuts, and we would rather 
not let the matter rest here. We would like 
to capitalize on this by publicizing, partic- 
ularly in our alumni magazine, Miss Ornest's 
unique approach to fund raising and the 
cooperation of Planters Peanuts. 

I'd like to talk to you about this in person. 
I will be in New York City on Friday, July 
23, and would appreciate it if you could see 
me then. 

Sincerely, 

Katie S. Gillmor 

Editor, The Alumnus 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst 

June 28, 1971 

Katie S. Gillmor 
Editor, The Alumnus 
University of Massachusetts 
Amherst, Massachusetts 

Dear Mrs. Gillmor: 

Thank you very much for your letter of 
June 22, 1971. I am completely familiar with 
the Peanut Machine and Miss Ornest's de- 
sire to set up a scholarship fund based on 
the receipts therefrom. 

I will be happy to meet with you on July 
23rd. If I am not available, my assistant, 
Joel Mitchell, will see you. We will make 
any information available we have for the 
article you are planning in your alumni 
publication. 

Sincerely, 

William P. Malloy 



July 28, 1971 

Katie S. Gillmor 
Editor, The Alumnus 
University of Massachusetts 
Amherst, Massachusetts 

Dear Mrs. Gillmor: 
The Peanut Machine 

D.O. University of Mass., Music Dept. to 
W.D.S., Planters Manufacturing — 9/24/69 

W.D.S. to D.O.— 9/24/69 

W.P.M., Planters Marketing to D.O. — 
11/12/69 

D.O. to W.P.M.— 7/10/70 

D.O. to W.P.M.— 5/24/71 

D.O. to E.J.L., Planters Field Sales— 
5/24/71 

K.S.G., University of Mass. Alumnus 
Editor to W.P.M.— 6/22/71 

W.P.M. to K.S.G.— 6/28/71 

K.S.G. to J.S.M., Planters Marketing— 
7/26/71 

What else but a 1920 peanut machine 
could generate such a running series of 
correspondence for almost two years! 

Summarizing all this correspondence, and 
confirming our conversation in New York 
last week, Planters will be most happy to 
donate a supply of peanuts on a regular 
basis for the machine, the monies from 
which would be applied towards a scholar- 
ship fund for the University of Massachu- 
setts Music Department. We would hope 
that you would also give Planters Peanuts 
due credit as a participant in any publicity 
which you may develop in the Peanut Ma- 
chine Scholarship Program. 

Let us know when you plan to launch this 
worthwhile project so that we can coordi- 
nate our end (i.e. procedures in supplying 
product, how much, how often, etc.). 

We will try to have a representative on 
the premises when the project officially gets 



underway. I would suggest you arrange for 
local newspaper coverage of this event. I am 
sure that the idea of using an antique pea- 
nut machine as a vehicle to promote schol- 
arship funds would be interesting reading 
for the entire Western Massachusetts com- 
munity. 

Sincerely yours, 

Joel S. Mitchell, Jr. 

Product Manager, Planters 

New York City 



Are peanuts, after all, only peanuts? Not 
when they feed an antique peanut machine 
which in turn feeds a scholarship fund 
which in turn brings music majors to the 
University who in turn keep the faculty 
happily teaching at the University. 

Peanuts, however, aren't the only iron in 
the music department's fire. The scholarship 
fund for music students has been growing 
through donations by private individuals, 
contributions from several department ac- 
tivities, and proceeds from the annual How- 
ard M. Lebow Memorial Scholarship Con- 
cert. But the interest on the money collected 
to date was only sufficient to provide one 
$200 scholarship last year. Another $200 
scholarship will be awarded at the memorial 
concert November 30. 

Music department members would like 
to be able to provide larger sums for more 
students. So Miss Ornest and her colleagues 
are working to awaken the general public 
to the music students' needs, through pea- 
nuts if necessary. Dorothy has even threat- 
ened to bring the Peanut Machine to foot- 
ball games. 




College graduates 
need not apply 



The "real world" awaits the graduate. Ten 
years ago, even five years ago, it was a 
world of opportunity. Now it is a frighten- 
ing dead end. 

Or is it? Many UMass graduates have 
found jobs, have fulfilled the ambitions 
which brought them to college. But their 
numbers are dwindling, because the num- 
ber of available positions is dwindling. On 
the bachelor's level, openings are down 
24 per cent; on the master's level, 22 per 
cent; and on the doctoral level, 43 per cent. 
For what openings there are, there are ex- 
perienced personnel, men and women re- 
cently laid off from responsible and lucra- 
tive jobs, waiting for an opportunity to 
rejoin the work force. And so the frustra- 
tions that more and more young men and 
women encounter as they try to break their 
way into careers, or even interim jobs, 
perpetuates the image that no one wants 
them "out there." 

The job market isn't inviting, certainly, 
but all the doors are not closed. Young 
graduates, in fact, have an inside edge, if 
they are willing to go anywhere there is 
work and take whatever salary is offered. 
Few, however, are willing to abandon the 
expectations that carried them through col- 
lege — the conviction that their diploma was 
a passport to the good life. That that life 
might have to start in Timbuctoo instead 
of Boston, as a copyboy rather than as a re- 
porter, is a bitter pill for some to swallow. 

Faced with the prospect of unemploy- 
ment, the qualified graduate will often go 
into graduate school as a last resort, think- 
ing that this year's job market is rock bot- 
tom, not thinking that his motivation for 
graduate training ill-equips him for rigor- 



ous study, not thinking that his degree, 
should he make it through with a master's 
or doctorate, will further limit his employ- 
ment potential because he is over-qualified 
for the broadest range of jobs. 

Members of the staff of the University 
Placement Office are very concerned. They 
see the numbers of students who were un- 
able to find jobs this year, the growing num- 
ber of graduates who will seek jobs next 
year and the year after. And they see prac- 
tically no sources for new jobs for the pres- 
ent college graduate. They do see a need 
for personnel with service skills. Plumbers, 
electricians, mechanics, and technicians are 
in short supply. According to Bob White, 
who is in charge of career planning for stu- 
dents with Education degrees, there is no 
reason why college graduates aren't train- 
ing for a variety of positions, using their 
education as a base for their growth as 
individuals, and not as a passport to a par- 
ticular status or salary level. 

But many students do not take this ap- 
proach to college, nor are they encouraged 
to by their parents, their peers, or their 
secondary school experience. So the staff of 
the Placement Office makes the best they 
can of a bad situation, offering advice, al- 
ternatives and guidance, trying to alert stu- 
dents, as early as the freshman year, that 
"Open Sesame" won't gain them entry into 
the promised land. 

The following cases are not necessarily rep- 
resentative of the Class of 'ji, hut they are 
informative, suggesting that no matter 
how well you were trained, how early you 
looked, or how many letters you wrote, 
there's still a good chance that you won't 
find a first, second, or even third choice 
position in a given field. 



More fortunate than some 

Having drawn a draft lottery number of 78, 
Edward Watts did not look for a job or use 
the interview facilities offered by the Place- 
ment Office during his senior year. Even if 
the Army did not claim him immediately, 
he did not think employers would be inter- 
ested in making a job offer to someone 
about to be drafted. 

In May, however, he flunked his draft 
physical and began looking for a job right 
after graduation. "My degree is in account- 
ing," he said, "and I had been under the 
impression that accounting was a good de- 
gree to have in terms of the number of 
openings and pay. As weeks went by and 
no job materialized, though, I began to 
wonder what opportunities must be in other 
fields if opportunities in accounting were 
supposed to be among the best." 

Ed applied to about twenty-five places, 
including cpa firms, insurance companies 
and banks, and he also tried the want ads. 
When he registered with the State Profes- 
sional Employment Office in Boston and 
told the woman at the desk that he was 
from UMass, he recalls her laughing and 
saying "It seems as if every UMass gradu- 
ate has been in today. You should have 
trained to be a plumber." 

He began to fear that she was right. At 
two of the large banks in Boston, he didn't 
even get past the receptionist. "I was told 
there wasn't much point in even filling out 
an application," he said. "Not only were 
there no openings in accounting, there 
were no openings in anything. Some places 
were even laying people off." 

Finally, Ed was successful. He has landed 
a job with the accounting department at 
John Hancock in Boston at a good starting 
salary. He is relieved and happy to be do- 
ing work appropriate to his training. But 
he says that many of his friends are not so 
fortunate. 

"I just want to be able to support myself" 

With his ba in government, a neat haircut, 
and a wide tie, Joel Fox tried to take Wash- 
ington, D.C. by storm. But after two hectic 




m Li 
Washington, D.C. might be an exciting place to work, but Joel Fox can't find a job there. 



weeks pounding the capital's pavements, 
he came back to Massachusetts. 

Looking for work in Washington had 
proved fruitless and frustrating. Each gov- 
ernment agency does its own hiring, based 
on an eligibility list which uses the Federal 
Civil Service Examination as a criterion. 
Joel's score was 80; had it been 90 or above, 
he would have been assured a position. As 
it was, he made the rounds of Housing and 
Urban Development, the U.S. Information 
Agency, the Labor Department, the Civil 
Service Commission, the State Department, 
and the offices of his Congressman and 
Senators. Traffic was heavy and parking 
impossible. He had to drive long distances 
to each agency. Once he got there they 
were crowded. Some people gave him en- 
couragement, but no one gave him a job. 
With one exception. He might have applied 
for a job which paid $5,000, but he felt that 
wasn't enough to support himself. With his 
level of education, a government job should 
pay him $6,500. 

Despite setbacks, Joel was cheerful and 
dauntless. "I think the Washington, D.C. 
area would be an exciting place to work," 
he said, "and the employment situation 
there is much better than it is in Boston. 
Federal government hiring is down only 
1% while private hiring is down much 
more. But I'd have an easier time if I were 
a woman. There are lots of secretarial and 
research positions available and from the 
job descriptions I can tell that they don't 
want a man." 

Joel decided to leave Washington rather 
than to continue to impose on the relatives 
he was staying with. He began to look for 
work in public relations at a college or uni- 
versity. "I think I've got a chance," he 
reasoned, "because I'm willing to take a 
small salary. I just want to be able to sup- 
port myself and take that burden off my 
parents. And if I do get a job at a univer- 
sity, I can start doing some work toward a 
graduate degree." 



"No openings and none expected. . . ." 

Until the beginning of July, Geralyn Adie 
(ba '71) had been focusing all her energies 
on getting a job as a social worker, any 
place and for any salary. Her efforts came 
to nothing. "I sent letters of inquiry and 
resumes to literally hundreds of places," 
she told us. "About 10°/o were never even 
answered. Of the responses I got, 95%) said 
'No openings and none expected in the im- 
mediate future.' The other 5% only had 
openings for people with a master's degree 
in social work. 

"I also tried answering want ads for so- 
cial worker/counselor positions. I got only 
two interviews for my trouble. One place 
said they would keep me 'on file.' The other 
place turned me down flat — due to 'lack of 
experience.' How one is to get this experi- 
ence is beyond my imagination!" 

Geralyn's credentials, although they do 
not include a master's degree, are impres- 
sive. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna 
Cum Laude, with a major in sociology and 
has a broad background in psychology and 
the other social sciences as well as experi- 
ence in counseling. 

She took the Massachusetts Social Work- 
er's Civil Service Examination but isn't 
optimistic. It can take as long as a year to 
get a position from this exam since there 
are so many qualified applicants. In fact, it 
took more than four months for her to even 
get the results of the test. 

When social work jobs did not material- 
ize, Geralyn sought some kind of part-time 
or temporary employment. But by July, 
openings for summer jobs had been filled, 
and she did not have the clerical skills often 
required for temporary employment. The 
months since graduation have been frus- 
trating, and she is depressed about the fu- 
ture. "Now I'm just looking for something 
to keep me occupied while I continue to 
apply for the sort of position I am really 
interested in, the position that my four 
years at the University led me to expect to 
be attainable." 



The adventure is over 

Arthur Machia and his roommate were 
looking for more adventure than the Place- 
ment Office-want ad-interview route of- 
fered. With packs on their backs and little 
currency in their pockets, they set out after 
Commencement to hitchhike to Alaska. 

But in Winnipeg they heard that, because 
of Alaska's fiscal problems, there was a 
strict border check to exclude itinerant vis- 
itors without visible means of support, a 
perfect description of Arthur and his room- 
mate. So they headed west, to California, 
instead of north. 

They had no trouble getting in to Cali- 
fornia, but they wanted out again very 
quickly. "I didn't like the pace and the 
attitude of the people there," Arthur ex- 
plained, "and unemployment is worse there 
than the national average." The two trav- 
elers returned to Massachusetts, only to 
find that job hunting in their home state 
was not an easy proposition. 

An English major, without working ex- 
perience, Arthur made the rounds of news- 
papers, insurance companies, and, eventu- 
ally, employment agencies. He felt that he 
could write and that he had a bent for pub- 
lic relations, but he was willing to take 
other kinds of work. He drew the line at 
manual labor. "As long as I have a degree," 
he said, "I might as well use it." 

Unfortunately, he found that he couldn't 
use it in the life insurance companies. They 
had recruited during the year and had no 
openings. He found he couldn't use it in the 
newspaper field. There were no openings, 
and if there were openings, he was told, he 
would have to start as a copy boy. 

Next he tried the "Help Wanted" ads, 
only to find that many notices were placed 
by employment agencies, and he would 
have to pay a fee if he got the job. Finally 
he turned to the University's Placement 
Office, only to find that the positions which 
remained unfilled required experienced per- 
sonnel. So now Arthur is working at night 
as a bartender and plans to spend his days 
looking for a full time job where he can use 
his education. 



Ed Watts '71 was looking for a 
position as an accountant. The 
woman at the State Professional 
Employment Office in Boston 
laughed. "It seems as if every 
UMass graduate has been in to- 
day/' she said. "You should have 
trained to be a plumber." 



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A decision long in coming 

"No one is moving. Please call us in Au- 
gust." That was the only answer Stephanie 
LeBell could get when she applied for teach- 
ing positions in Gloucester, Peabody, Ips- 
wich, Hamilton, and the Pentucket Regional 
Schools in June. 

"Most interviewers," she recalled, "were 
quite impressed by my remarks. Or so they 
said. I majored in geology and have a good 
transcript. So I don't think I was being put 
off. I want to teach science on the second- 
ary level, but there simply are no openings 
in these systems. 

"Many of my friends had no luck locally 
and now are teaching overseas. And I'm 
sure they're more excited by Guam than 
Gloucester." 

But Guam is out of the question for 
Stephanie. She is getting married and will 
live in Peabody, so Boston's North Shore is 
her employment "hunting grounds." And, 
although she is willing to take an interim 
job, she has further limited her opportuni- 
ties by setting her heart on teaching. She 
would be marking time in any other work. 

"The thought that I might not be able to 
teach is sad for me," she said. "Teaching 
was a decision long in coming. It took me 
quite a while to dare to try it. For me, teach- 
ing is the greatest challenge. That's why I 
want to pursue it as a career. But here I sit, 
waiting, my enthusiasm and fortitude wan- 
ing." 

epilogue: As we went to press, we received 
a letter from Stephanie. She will spend the 
year teaching physical science in a high 
school in Gloucester, replacing a teacher on 
leave. The school principal told her that the 
field of more than fifty applicants had been 
narrowed to five before she was chosen. 
That's quite a reverse, she says. A few 
years ago, it would have been more than 
fifty schools begging to be chosen by one 
college graduate. 



A question of discrimination 

Dian Johnson, a native of Maryland, got 
her master's degree in accounting in Au- 
gust. Last fall she interviewed nine national 
accounting firms through the University's 
placement service. Three firms were inter- 
ested, and she went to Boston for further 
interviews. No jobs materialized. Next she 
applied for a teaching position in a Massa- 
chusetts junior college. She sent fourteen 
letters and got twelve replies. Ten were 
negative. She interviewed at one of the two 
remaining schools but did not get an offer. 
The other school said that they were trying 
to authorize a new position. She has tried 
to follow that up, but she can't get them 
to respond to her inquiries. In the middle of 
June she wrote fourteen local accounting 
firms in Boston. Two weeks later, she still 
had no replies. 

"I definitely want to work in public ac- 
counting," she said. "I'd prefer to work in 
Boston, or, perhaps, somewhere else in 
Massachusetts. But if this last set of letters 
doesn't produce anything, I'll try else- 
where." 

We asked her if she thought one problem 
was discrimination against women. "I think 
so," she answered. "When I interviewed 
the national firms, I would ask both the 
men and women I met what the firm's at- 
titude was towards women. The men had 
always been with the firm for some time 




and had achieved a high position, and they 
said there was no discrimination. The 
women had been with the firm only a year 
or two, and one of them told me that she 
had been hired at a time when the firm was 
desperate for personnel. As a matter of 
fact, one personnel manager said it was his 
opinion that women were physically and 
psychologically more suited to housework, 
and he implied that a woman could not be 
interested in marriage if she was to have a 
successful career. 

"Accounting is mostly a male field, and 
my friends and I had thought that this fact 
would be to my advantage, because compa- 
nies have been feeling pressure to hire at 
least a few blacks and a few women. But 
with the depressed state of the economy, I 
guess tokenism is a luxury these companies 
can't afford." 



Women are more suited to housework than 
to a career, Dian Johnson was told. She does 
not agree. Sewing is just a way to pass the 
time as she waits for answers to her job 
applications. 



On Campus 



Yes, Virginia, 

there is a Santa Claus 

At least it felt that way, even in the hot, 
sticky blanket which is Washington, D.C. 
in July. Not that there was a jolly little man 
in a red suit, or carols, or reindeer. . . . Just 
a great deal of "Ho Ho Ho" and some sig- 
nificant booty. 

The occasion was the national conference 
of the American Alumni Council, an organ- 
ization representing 3,580 alumni adminis- 
trators, fund raisers, and communicators 
from 1,534 colleges, universities and inde- 
pendent schools. The Council, with the co- 
operation of several corporations and or- 
ganizations who wish to encourage the 
aac's work, annually gives recognition to 
achievements in alumni public relations and 
fund raising. And the University of Massa- 
chusetts at Amherst shared the spotlight 
with several other distinguished educational 
institutions. 

William F. Lane, the UMass alumni fund 
director, was there to receive a substantial 
check and a warm handshake from a rep- 
resentative from the United States Steel 
Foundation. U.S. Steel has been distribut- 
ing Alumni Giving Incentive Awards since 
1959, and Bill's annual fund program won 
recognition this year as one of thirteen 
schools which had the best sustained per- 
formance. 

Katie Gillmor got a handshake too. Sev- 
eral, in fact, as awards were doled out in 
the course of the conference. First, The 
Alumnus received a distinctive merit cita- 
tion for appearance. Then the cover of the 
April/May issue, which featured a litho- 
graph by Steve Stamas '72, was chosen as 
one of the best covers produced by alumni 
magazines this year. And The Alumnus was 
one of six regional winners in the contest 




for the "most improved" publication. The 
Alumnus was named to represent the North- 
east. 

Like the sustained giving award, the 
"Achievement Award for Improvement in 
Magazine Publishing" is also sponsored by 
a corporation and not the aac. In this case, 
Santa Claus was Time/Life, Inc.; one of its 
representatives presented Katie with a silver 
bowl to add to her certificates. 

Tension built (for the editor) as the time 
for the announcement of the overall winner 
approached. Finally, the agony was over. 
The Alumnus was the national winner. An- 
other, larger, silver bowl, another certificate, 
and a generous check were borne back to 



the University in triumph. It was definitely 
an occasion for singing "Joy to the World." 

What do we think we're doing? 

Each issue of The Alumnus represents an 
investment of time, effort and money. In an 
attempt to assure that that investment is 
worthwhile, the editor and the Alumnus 
Advisory Committee met several times ear- 
lier this year to draft a policy statement. Our 
intent was to produce a position paper 
rather than a blueprint, to give some ex post 
facto definition to the magazine we have 
been publishing for so many years. Here, 
then, is what we think we are doing: 
"The Alumnus is the magazine of the 



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Associate Alumni and the principal vehicle 
of communication between alumnus and 
alumnus and the University and her alumni. 

"It is designed to project the ideals of the 
University, disseminate information about 
the University and her graduates, and foster 
pride in the institution among the maga- 
zine's constituents. 

"The Alumnus reports on curriculum and 
faculty and student life on campus so that 
— within the framework of deadline require- 
ments — readers will be kept current on im- 
portant issues involving all components of 
the University. 

"Recognizing that alumni successful in 
business, the arts, the professions, and 
other occupations demonstrate the high 
quality of education at the University, The 
Alumnus will regularly enlist the literary 
and artistic efforts of graduates for articles 
and commentary on developments in their 
areas of expertise. Student views will also 
be solicited from time to time. 

"The Alumnus will be a source of con- 
tinuing education for its readers, presenting 
articles of intellectual interest. 

"The magazine will maintain high jour- 
nalistic standards of objectivity, giving hon- 
est and balanced treatment to current is- 
sues. 

"In each issue, The Alumnus will present 
material broadly representative of the va- 
ried interests of alumni and members of the 
University community. 

"There shall be an Alumnus Advisory 
Committee appointed by the Associate 
Alumni Board of Directors in consultation 
with the editor and the University adminis- 
tration. 

"The Advisory Committee will consult 
with the editor on editorial and production 
policies and problems." 



Here I am. Where am I? 

A new student finds it difficult to find him- 
self at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. He feels lost in the crowd (there 
are approximately 19,600 undergraduate 
and graduate students) and lost on the cam- 
pus (where 8 million gross square feet of 
building sit on 1100 acres). The prevailing 
campus culture is unknown to him and, if 
he is a freshman rather than a transfer stu- 
dent, any kind of campus culture is un- 
known to him. 

Nothing can make the student's adjust- 
ment simple, but now at least a new student 
publication gives him a clue to what he is 
in for. The publication is a handsomely 
produced guide to undergraduate living 
called University Directions which was sent 
to incoming students during the summer. 
Peter F. Pascarelli '72, former editor of The 
Massachusetts Daily Collegian and some- 
time contributor to The Alumnus, edited it 
and Don Trageser, Jr. '71, former editor of 
Spectrum, did the design. 

University Directions is the product of 
discussions held at last year's swap confer- 
ence, the annual two-day, off campus work- 
shops at which students, faculty and staff 
discuss University problems. The conferees 
felt that not enough had been done to pre- 
pare students for what they would confront 
in Amherst, and that an orientation booklet 
was needed which would inform students 
early, thoroughly, and candidly about what 
to expect. William Field, the Dean of Stu- 
dents, implemented these suggestions by 
hiring Peter and giving him free rein. As 
the dedication of the booklet relates, Dean 
Field "got things rolling, kept them moving, 
and more importantly, put faith in students 
to do the job themselves." 

If an incoming student wants to know the 
horrors in store for him at registration, he 
has only to look in University Directions 
under "Academics" to learn that "it really 
isn't too bad." Course change day, on the 
other hand is described as "a day to be 
avoided if at all possible." Options and op- 
portunities are set forth by anonymous 




authors who are usually informative, some- 
times funny, occasionally acerbic. 

By turning to "Services" the student 
learns about where to go for academic and 
personal advice, what to do when he loses 
his id card or when he is sick, how to cash 
a check or float a loan. The section on stu- 
dent activities suggests ways to spend his 
spare time, in the unlikely event that he has 
any. 

Incoming students must choose their on 
campus residence during the summer, and 
until University Directions was published 
their choice was blind. This year, however, 
based on the "Student Living" section, 
where each dormitory's character and loca- 
tion is listed, new students could make a 
more informed decision. 

The "Student Living" section is the heart 
of the book. Everyone recognizes that 
where a student lives determines to a large 
extent how he lives. And the living alterna- 
tives to choose from are many. Each resi- 
dential area, each dormitory, and, in the 
towers, each floor in a dormitory, has its 
own style. Through the short, subjective 
descriptions in University Directions, the 
new student has a clue to the variety that 
awaits him. He learns that, at John Adams 
Lower, he can "fulfill his educational de- 
sires, not only in the classroom, but also in 
the dormitory." In Calvin Coolidge Lower, 
the "development of free expression and 
individualism is encouraged," but in Mac- 






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Kimmie House free expression has to be 
quiet — 24 hours a day in the "Quiet Wing" 
and weekday evenings and weekends in the 
"Traditional Wing." Knowlton House is 
"conservative"; the men and women in 
Noah Webster House are "earnestly in- 
volved in developing models of democratic 
institutions"; and Dwight House residents 
believe in individual responsibility, feeling 
that "self realization first will lead to a 
group consciousness, a true community." 

Subjective reporting continues in the last, 
and liveliest, section of the brochure. In 
"Off Campus" neophytes to the Amherst 
area read about the pros and cons of hitch- 
hiking, where to eat, where not to eat, how 
much to expect to spend, where to get your 
clothes washed, and the best source of 
penny candy. 

And, if a new student is unmoved by all 
the on campus and off campus diversions 
described, he can always fall back on the 
section entitled "How to escape from 
UMass." 

Baby needs a new pair of shoes 

The University of Massachusetts at Am- 
herst, in some ways, is too big for its boots. 
In too many administrative and procedural 
areas, the "boots" were made to fit a small 
but expanding state university. Now that 
the campus has grown into a major institu- 
tion, the shoe doesn't fit well any more. 

We could continue the metaphor and de- 
scribe the inevitable "corns," "bunions," 
and "calluses." Certainly, many of the 
students, faculty and administrators at last 
year's swap (Student Workshop on Ac- 
tivities Problems) conference were com- 
plaining that the University, in effect, had 
flat feet. Much of the planning at that work- 
shop revolved around the question of how 
to cope with expansion, a question usually 
raised whenever people concerned about 
UMass get together. 

But people have done more than just talk 
about the problem. In a major attempt to 
better serve the student population, and to 
cope with the University's size and aspi- 
rations, the administration has embarked 



upon a major reorganization of the Office 
of Student Affairs. A special joint Student 
Affairs and Undergraduate Student Senate 
Reorganization Commission was organized 
last fall to accomplish this, and, after 
lengthy discussions with students, faculty 
and staff, a new plan was announced this 
summer. 

This year the residence halls are divided 
into five areas — Southwest Residential Col- 
lege, Orchard Hill Residential College, Syl- 
van Residential Area, Central Residential 
Area, and Northeast Residential Area. Each 
is headed by an area director and/or mas- 
ter, and each has centralized budgeting, 
management, and academic and nonaca- 
demic program functions. Business man- 
agers, student affairs officers, and academic 
or program officers will be either assigned 
to a specific residential area or shared by 
two of them to coordinate and manage the 
dormitory programs and oversee the stu- 
dents' needs. It is hoped that this structure 
will dramatically increase communication 
and efficiency within the residential area 
and between that area and the central ad- 
ministration. 

New lines of responsibility will facilitate 
this. There will be daily communication 
between the business managers and pro- 
gram officers and the area directors. More- 
over, the business managers will have a 
direct responsibility to Thomas B. Campion, 
the vice-chancellor for administrative af- 
fairs, and the area academic program officer 
will report directly to Robert Gluckstern, 
vice-chancellor for academic affairs. 

Students not associated with dormitories, 
such as nonresident students, commuters, 
and members of fraternities and sororities, 
will be represented by the Office of the As- 
sociate Dean of Students. A member of that 
office will serve on an Area Directors Coun- 
cil, which will meet with Randolph W. 
Bromery, the vice-chancellor for student af- 
fairs, and the four administrators working 
under him. 

The Director of Security, the Director of 
the Campus Center/Student Union Com- 
plex, the Director of Human Services, and 
the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid 



will report to Dr. Bromery and work with 
him on the Operations Council. Appoint- 
ments to these positions have been made 
on an acting basis pending further review. 

Director of Security William Dye is re- 
sponsible for the supervision of the campus 
police, security guards, and traffic and park- 
ing control. Gerald Scanlon is responsible for 
the Campus Center, the Student Union, and 
student activities. The services offered by 
the Infirmary, Mental Health, Psychological 
Counseling, Community Development and 
Human Relations, and Career Counseling 
and Placement are now grouped under the 
title "Human Services," under the direction 
of Robert Gage. William Tunis, whose title 
of Dean of Admissions is now expanded to 
include Financial Aid, will also be respon- 
sible for transfer affairs and the Registrar's 
Office. 

Student Advisory Councils for security, 
admissions and financial aid, and the resi- 
dence halls will be formed to supplement 
the existing Student Union Governing 
Board, the Student Health Advisory Coun- 
cil, and the area governments. 

The triumvirate complete 

Major reorganization has been going on in 
the academic realm as well as in student 
affairs. The division of the College of Arts 
and Sciences into three faculties has pro- 
gressed with the appointment of the third 
of the three deans. Dr. Mac V. Edds, Jr., an 
outstanding biologist from Brown Univer- 
sity, is now Dean of the Faculty of Natural 
Sciences and Mathematics. He will be work- 
ing closely with Jeremiah M. Allen, Dean 
of the Faculty of Humanities and Fine Arts, 
and Dean Alfange, Jr., Dean of the Faculty 
of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

A Dean of the School of Physical Educa- 
tion has been named. David C. Bischoff, 
presently an associate dean and professor 
in the School and an associate provost of 
the University, will assume the post when 
the present dean, Warren P. McGuirk, re- 
tires January 1. 

Robert L. Woodbury has been named an 
associate provost. The former associate dean 



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WFCR staff members: getting the inside story firsthand. 



of the School of Education, he will be in 
charge of special programs, such as the 
University Honors Program, the Bachelor's 
Degree with Individual Concentration, in- 
ternational programs, and resident college 
academics. 

Come over to our place 

wfcr, the Five College radio station sup- 
ported by the University and Amherst, 
Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith 
Colleges, is known for its unusual pro- 
gramming. As a noncommercial, public 
broadcasting outlet, it can and does provide 
programming for audiences too small to at- 
tract the services of commercial stations, 
and without having to worry about pleasing 
squeamish sponsors, wfcr can delve into 
topics considered too controversial by com- 
mercial broadcasters. 

The seeds of a new series that promises to 
enhance the station's reputation for uncon- 
ventionality were sown last June when 
Hampshire County House of Correction 
Deputy Master Merton Burt appeared on an 
interview program with two inmates. After 
the show, Mark Mills '72, the program's 
producer, suggested another program later 
in the summer. 

"Sure," Mr. Burt responded. "Why don't 
you come over to our place?" 

Mark was intrigued. "I was so accustomed 
to picking up the phone and inviting people 
to the studio for interviews that I hadn't 
considered broadcasting a conversation from 
inside a prison," he says. He suggested a 
live, two-hour program broadcast from the 
House of Correction for August 3. Partici- 
pating were Hampshire County High Sheriff 
John Boyle, Merton Burt, Mrs. Chelsea Kes- 
selheim, who is a prison reform advocate, 
UMass student body attorney Richard How- 
land, and three inmates. Massachusetts At- 
torney General Robert H. Quinn was also 
invited, and when he accepted Mark was 
sure a unique radio event was in the making. 
The state's top legal official would be speak- 
ing with prison inmates on a live program 
from inside the walls of a jail. 



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It would also be a unique experience for 
Mark, who is doing his work at wfcr as in- 
dependent study toward his degree. He re- 
calls that visiting the jail for the first time 
was a frightening experience : "The heavy 
wooden door of the prison separates two 
vastly and sadly different worlds. As I 
passed through it, I knew for the first time 
what it was like to be caged in an ill-equip- 
ped, unclean warehouse of boredom and 
bitterness. I was grateful for the freedom 
when I could walk out to my car and drive 
away." 

He was back at the House of Correction 
on the evening of the broadcast. The pro- 
gram participants spoke revealingly, and lis- 
teners heard facts about prison conditions, 
information on new rehabilitation programs, 
and expressions of regret, determination, 
and hope from the inmates, Dick, Arthur, 
and Jim. 

Dick, who has spent twelve of his 29 
years in various Massachusetts jails, said, 
"This place here is like being in heaven 
compared to Walpole." He described the 
tension and racial conflict among prisoners 
at Concord and Walpole State Prisons as be- 
ing unbearable. His transfer to the House 
of Correction was the turning point in his 
life, he said. Dick hopes to receive invita- 
tions to speak at youth correction facilities. 
"I've been through a life of agony," he said. 
"You may say I'm having pity on myself. 
Well, I'm not. But I'll tell you one thing, I'd 
just hate to see some 17-year-old kid have to 
go through what I went through. I'd rather 
see him go across the street and get killed 
by a car. He'd be better off." 

Arthur, the second prisoner, had also 
spent much of his life in confinement. He 
cited his experiences at the School for Boys 
in Shirley as a partial cause for his later 
troubles with the law. Arthur is interested 
in writing and described his successful ef- 
forts to start a magazine written by his fel- 
low inmates. 

The third prisoner, Jim, described how he 
became a drug addict. Although his first 
mainline shot of heroin did not actually ad- 
dict him, he found that his life became in- 
creasingly directed towards getting the 



money for another "Bag." Addiction cost 
him his wife, his children, and his freedom, 
but he now believes he has overcome it. 
"I've matured enough to deal with prob- 
lems instead of running away from them," 
he said. Jim wants a job in drug rehabilita- 
tion when he gets out. 

After listening to the prisoners, Attorney 
General Quinn remarked to Sheriff Boyle, "I 
think an awful lot of people would just as 
soon you took care of the problems and 
didn't disturb them. Because to so many of 
us in society, the questions of the Arthurs 
and the Dicks and the Jims are too difficult 
to answer and we'd just as soon not answer 
them. We'd just as soon not face the prob- 




Mark Mills and Attorney General Quinn 

lems of ghetto living, or disadvantaged edu- 
cation, or lack of vocational training. I think 
this is a challenge in public service that all 
of us have to overcome." 

The responses of the other panelists sug- 
gested that citizens can do a great deal if 
they choose to face the prisoners' needs. 
Mrs. Kesselheim's reform group is raising 
money to hire a full time teacher who can 
instruct inmates wishing to obtain a high 
school equivalency diploma. Attorney How- 
land suggested that local bar associations 
encourage lawyers to spend time advising 
inmates about to be released, and thus aid 
prisoners in the transition from confinement 
to productive life in the community. 



Merton Burt discussed the success of the 
prison's work release program. The men 
work outside at regular jobs during the day 
and pay $3.50 a day in room and board to 
the prison. Frequently they keep their jobs 
when their terms are up. But he expressed 
concern that Massachusetts law does not 
permit an education release program that 
would allow inmates to attend high schools 
or colleges during their sentences. 

Sheriff Boyle talked about the need to 
overhaul the House of Correction's inade- 
quate facilities, a building which housed 
Confederate prisoners during the Civil War. 
Funds are so scarce that the prison de- 
pends on local organizations for gifts of 
such necessities as mattresses, paints and 
building materials, tools, kitchen equip- 
ment, recreational items, and books. 

Listeners responded enthusiastically to the 
wfcr program, and the station plans to re- 
broadcast it at 8:30 pm October 14. As a re- 
sult of the broadcast, wfcr now hopes to 
present a weekly program produced by 
House of Correction inmates. Several pris- 
oners would be selected for employment at 
wfcr as part of the work release program. 
The production staff would, among other 
things, travel to prisons within the wfcr 
coverage area to compare conditions. 

After his visits to the House of Correc- 
tion, Mark Mills is particularly enthusiastic 
about the new program. "The station should 
continue to work to arouse community in- 
terest in the lives of those who are hidden 
behind the bars and drab walls of prisons. 
Most of the inmates at the House of Cor- 
rection are between 18 and 26. They can 
change if they want to. They have a stake in 
developing their potential. But they need to 
know that it's worth trying to make it." 



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The Fee Squeeze 

Tuition remains low. Nevertheless, Amherst 
campus students had a bigger bill to foot 
when they registered in September. Al- 
though the student activities tax and senior 
class fee decreased, room rents, the cost of 
meals, and the Campus Center fee went up. 

All undergraduates, an estimated 16,300, 
must pay the Campus Center fee (up $12, 
from $48 to $60) and the student activities 
tax (down $1, from $35.50 to $34.50). Sen- 
iors must pay a $1 tax, which is $4 less than 
last year's seniors were taxed. 

All students, with the exception of sen- 
iors, veterans, and those over 21 or married, 
must live in dormitories. Room rents were 
raised $50, bringing the total to $275 per 
semester for State owned residence halls 
and $305 for self-liquidating or recently 
renovated dormitories. A room in the new 
Sylvan Residential Area costs $350. 

Two of the older residence halls need to 
be renovated and others need refurbishing. 
Some of the money realized from the rent 
increase will go here. There will also be 
more money for increased security and stu- 
dent-initiated projects to improve living 
conditions. 

All dormitory residents must purchase a 
meal plan, unless they are over 21, seniors, 
or have been given exemption for extraor- 
dinary reasons. Students may purchase ten 
meals a week for $271.50 a semester or fif- 
teen meals for $306.50. Last year students 
did not have the 10-meal option and paid 
$265 for fifteen meals. 

Rising costs of food, labor, utilities, and 
maintenance necessitated the increase. The 
dining halls have been operating at a deficit 
for several years, and it has been two years 
since the last increase in the cost of the 
meal ticket. 

The board of trustees approved the new 
fees last May, after Randolph W. Bromery, 
vice-chancellor for student affairs, and 
Thomas B. Campion, vice-chancellor for 
administrative services, had held exhaustive 
meetings with student leaders to reach an 
agreement on the matter. Students con- 
ceded that some increase was necessary. 



The students were impressed with the 
amount of time the vice-chancellors devoted 
to these sessions and the number of alterna- 
tives that were presented to them, but they 
were reluctant to endorse the entire pack- 
age. "While I think the Dining Common 
fee still gives the students a good deal," 
explains Lee Sandwen, president of the stu- 
dent senate, "I'm not at all convinced about 
the dormitory rents. Take one of the suites 
in the new dormitories, for instance. Eight 
students will be paying at least $22,000 
over a four-year period to live there — 
$22,000 for eight small bedrooms, a living 
room that won't hold eight people, no 
kitchen, and only nine months tenancy not 




Lee Sandwen: worried about the future. 

to mention the vacation periods when they 
aren't allowed to stay in their rooms. They 
could buy a house for the same money and 
get a lot more." 

Lee, and other student leaders, are wor- 
ried about the future. "The trouble," he 
says, "is that scholarship money and stu- 
dent salaries have leveled off, but inflation 
is steadily driving the labor, maintenance 
and operating costs up. So fees will con- 
tinue to rise and students will have a harder 
and harder time paying them." 



Good News on the Pollution Front 

Although we oughtn't to ignore doom-laden 
prophecies of inevitable environmental de- 
terioration, some recent reports from UMass 
scientists suggest that a little optimism 
would not be remiss. 

Nature has more power to resist con- 
tamination than some had thought. In one 
set of experiments, done at the UMass Sub- 
urban Experiment Station in Waltham, Dr. 
L. E. Craker has demonstrated that the 
earth's soil has the power to remove certain 
pollutants from the air. And, after com- 
pleting three studies on the nitrate concen- 
tration in fresh vegetables, two associate 
professors in plant and soil sciences on the 
Amherst campus have concluded that the 
increased use of nitrate fertilizers in this 
century apparently has not materially in- 
creased the nitrate content of common food 
plants. 

The air pollution research, done in co- 
operation with scientists at the U.S. De- 
partment of Agriculture's Plant Air Pollu- 
tion Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, and 
the Army's Plant Science Laboratory at 
Fort Detrick, Maryland, showed that small 
samples of soil removed ethylene, sulfur 
dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide (all major 
pollutants resulting from combustion) from 
the air. Even when the soil was sterilized by 
heat, the removal process continued, al- 
though at a slower pace. 

"The results, suggest that while microbial 
action may play some role in removal, a 
major portion of the pollutants are removed 
by the soil itself in some chemical fash- 
ion. . . ." says Dr. Craker. "I think we can 
now reasonably say that here is another 
factor to look at when you are considering 
ways to reduce air pollution levels." 

In their experiments on nitrate content 
in vegetables, Donald M. Maynard and Al- 
len V. Barker compared studies made in 
1907 and 1964 with their own research. 
They demonstrated that about as many 
vegetables have shown minor decreases in 
nitrate concentration as those which have 
registered minor increases. In all cases, the 
nitrate was far below the toxic level. 



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Bravo for the "angels" 

"Angels" have sustained the theatre for 
centuries, allowing companies to present 
productions that startle, warm, intrigue, or 
offend us. Universities have "angels" too, 
although the programs they support have 
little drama, and receive little applause. 
But these are vital to a rich educational 
experience and significant research, and we 
would like to take this opportunity to say 
"Bravo" to several of the public and pri- 
vate organizations which have awarded 
grants to the University. 

First on the list is the Woodrow Wilson 
National Fellowship Foundation, which has 
given recognition to two UMass graduate 
students. Zillah R. Eisenstein, a political 
science major, received an award which will 
help her complete her dissertation, "Women 
and Work Life: Political and Social Con- 
sciousness." Funds for the dissertation fel- 
lowship were provided by the Ford Foun- 
dation. Honorary mention went to Luis 
Thomas Gonzales-del-Valle, a major in His- 
panic languages and literature. 

The National Science Foundation awarded 
$582,000 to the psychology department to 
support training of graduate students in 
the social science aspects of psychology. 
The grant will support study in cognitive 
processes, personality psychology, child 
psychology, educational psychology, and 
social psychology — areas in which nsf feels 
the University has significant doctoral 
strength, enough to serve as a base for 
improvement. 

The head of the department, Professor 
Richard T. Louttit, sees the grant as "an 
indication that department is ready to move 
to a position of real strength in research 
and graduate education." 

The psychology department has also re- 
ceived $53,702 from the Office of Education. 
That sum went to Professor Jerome L. My- 
ers for a two-year study of how college 
students learn prose material, research 
which will have implications for theories of 
instruction. Assistant Professor Daniel R. 
Anderson received a one-year grant of 
$25,717 to develop an operational mathe- 



matical theory and apply it to a study of 
individual learning differences in children. 

The U.S. Public Health Service has 
awarded $73,485 to the department of pub- 
lic health which will provide stipends and 
tuition for three master's degree candidates 
in community health education and two 
master's degree candidates in health statis- 
tics. The financial aid will allow them to 
pursue special interest projects. 

A five year grant, totalling $344,587, was 
awarded by the National Institute of Mental 
Health to the School of Nursing. This will 
support a psychiatric-mental health spe- 
cialty area within the Master of Science 
degree program for nurses. For the first time 
UMass graduate students will have an op- 
portunity to train for positions as primary 
or co-therapists to individuals, groups, and 
families; as consultants to community 
health workers or institutions; as educa- 
tors; or as skilled researchers. 

All manner of books 

The scene is Malawi, the central figure an 
American life insurance salesman, and the 
story evolves into a very funny, very bitter 
account of black and white interacting in 
Africa. Jungle Lovers, published by Hough- 
ton Mifflin, is another major novel by Paul 
Theroux '63, whose literary efforts have 
won acclaim from reviewers and alumni 
(see the "Letters" in The Alumnus, Vol. II, 
Numbers 3 and 4). In a review in the Bos- 
ton Globe, Margaret Manning notes that 
Jungle Lovers "is a comic view of the evan- 
escent impact of white culture, whether 
bourgeois or radical, upon an indolent, na- 
ture-oriented black culture. . . . Theroux is a 
natural writer of good clean prose, backed 
by an acute and mordant eye and a pene- 
trating sense of the absurd and the pitiful." 
Another alumnus, Raymond Abbott '65, 
has also caught the attention of reviewers. 
His book, Paha Sapa (The Black Hills) was 
critiqued by Sandra Dallas in the Denver 
Post, who called the book "outstanding." 
Abbott tells the story of a contemporary 
Indian movement to regain land rights, and 
Miss Dallas notes that "in the hands of a 




The Origins of 
Greek Painting 



&ff 



less skillful writer, the book might be a 
series of cliches." But the author knows his 
subject (he spent two years on a Sioux re- 
servation as a social worker), and his anger 
is not self-righteous. Paha Sapa is available 
for $2 in a rough edition (stapled rather 
than bound, with hand-written corrections 
in the text) from the Appalachian Press, 
258 Linden Street, Pittsfield. 

Returning from other lands and other cul- 
tures to the Amherst campus, we note re- 
cent publications by two members of the 
faculty: 

Loren P. Beth, professor of government, 
has written The Development of the Ameri- 
can Constitution, 1877-1917. Dr. Beth 
traces the roots of today's "constitutional 
crisis" to the social problems and intellec- 
tual ferment of the 40-year period between 
Reconstruction and World War I. Harper & 
Row is the publisher. 

A professor of ancient history and 
archaeology, J. L. Benson is the author of 
Horse, Bird & Man: The Origins of Greek 
Painting. It is a systematic and comprehen- 
sive analysis of the origins of Attic figure 
style in the period from the eleventh 
through the eighth centuries, bc, published 
by the University of Massachusetts Press. 



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' r,:. 



D OESN'T R ^UY 




The artists: above, Tony Nicoli; right, 
Althea Smith; opposite page, Ray Everett. 



Mural, mural on the wall 

Which is fairest of them all? It's hard to 
choose. 

The project began in 1968, when John 
Grillo of the art department thought walls 
might be a good challenge for his students. 
Art majors attacked the stairwells in Bart- 
lett Hall with enthusiasm, and, when the 
Campus Center was completed, they di- 
rected their efforts there. Now most of the 
Bartlett stairwells and many of the walls on 
the lower levels of the Campus Center sport 
such a variety of murals that passers-by find 
something to their taste. 







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Continuing the tradition 



DICK PAGE 

Sports Information Director 



When someone asked Dick MacPherson 
what was foremost in his mind as he looked 
forward to his first season as head football 
coach, it took him but a second to answer, 
"Winning." 

This is the University's eighty-ninth foot- 
ball season, and MacPherson, the nine- 
teenth man to hold the head coaching job, 
is enthusiastic. "The University of Massa- 
chusetts has proven itself one of the top 
football teams in New England in the last 
decade," he observed, "and my staff hopes 
we can continue this fine tradition." 

Twenty-four lettermen, headed by co- 
captains John Hulecki and Dennis Keating, 
will form the nucleus of this year's Redmen, 
and over seventy candidates reported for 
the preseason practice which began on 
August 27th. 

As the season began, the big problem 
confronting the new coaching staff was re- 
placing last year's entire starting backfield. 
The loss of fullback Dick Cummings be- 
cause of academic deficiencies has deprived 
the current team of its most powerful in- 
side runner since World War II. 

But the new head coach is cheerful about 
the prospects of bringing the Bean Pot to 
the Amherst campus. "I think we are going 
to be an exciting team to watch," MacPher- 
son has confided. "I firmly believe that 
throwing the football is one of the most 
effective ways of keeping the defense hon- 
est. We plan to use an offense that has a 
split end as well as a flankerback. If we can 
utilize the entire width of the field it will 
certainly help spread the defenses teams use 
against us and hopefully make our running 
game complement our passing strategy." 



Returning this fall are six All Yankee 
Conference first team selections from last 
year: Hulecki and Keating, the co-captains, 
and Bob Donlin, Bill DeFlavio, Joe Sabulis, 
and John O'Neil. 

By overcoming a 21-7 deficit in last year's 
game at Alumni Stadium to earn a 21-21 
tie, the University of Connecticut won the 
Bean Pot outright for the first time in eleven 
years. The Huskies and the Redmen are ex- 
pected to be the strongest contenders for 
the top spot in the final Yankee Conference 
standings. But MacPherson is well aware 
that New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Is- 
land are all hopeful of playing the role of 
spoilers while Vermont should be improved 




with the addition of several junior college 
transfers. 

The Redmen opened their home schedule 
late in September against Dartmouth, a 
team they have not defeated in nineteen 
previous meetings. The other acid test on 
the nine-game slate is the finale against 
Boston College the week before Thanksgiv- 
ing. While the Redmen have given the 
Eagles all they could handle in the last two 
meetings, Joe Yukica's squad has been on 
the winning end of the score when the final 
whistle has sounded. 

Although Boston University and Holy 
Cross became official members of the Yan- 
kee Conference early in the summer, neither 
team plays enough games against Confer- 
ence foes to qualify for the Bean Pot this 
fall. However, both teams will have extra 
incentives in their meetings with the Red- 
men this year as they attempt to become 
"unofficial" Yankee Conference Champions. 

In a nutshell, it looks as though the com- 
ing football season could be a productive 
one for UMass. The Redmen will show 
their stuff on home turf September 25 (vs. 
Dartmouth), October 16 (vs. Rhode Is- 
land), October 30 (vs. Vermont) and Nov- 
ember 6 (vs. Holy Cross). "We plan to give 
the spectators what they want," Coach 
MacPherson has stated, "and still keep it a 
fun game for our players." 

Basketball Jottings . . . October 15th marks 
the start of preseason basketball drills for 
Coach Jack Leaman and his squad. "The 
unexpected loss of Julius Erving will cer- 
tainly change some of our strategy for the 
coming year," Leaman has stated, "but I 
feel our returning players have every confi- 
dence in their abilities and will make the 
necessary sacrifices to bring another Yankee 
Conference Basketball Championship to 
our campus." 






21 



Big Mac 



KATIE S. GILLMOR 



It's a new football season, with a 
new coach, and we set out to 
answer the question, "What is 
Dick MacPherson really like?" 



The electric fan in Dick MacPherson's of- 
fice was having a hard time of it, jerking 
back and forth as it fought to dispel the 90° 
heat and go a lo humidity. But the new head 
football coach looked unwilted sitting be- 
hind his neat desk, an expectant expression 
on his freckled face below the gray, crewcut 
hair. 

We were curious about him and about the 
kind of football UMass fans would be see- 
ing this fall, and so we asked him, first, 
why a successful coach in pro football (he 
had been an assistant coach with the Denver 
Broncos) would want to come to the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts? The question was 
predictable, and MacPherson had several 
answers ready. "I have a sentimental attach- 
ment to this area. I started my married life 
here when I was freshman coach at UMass 
eleven years ago. That's one reason I was 
happy to take this job. Another is the feel- 
ing I have that the future of education is in 
public education. There are fifty state uni- 
versities in this country, and now I've got 
one of the fifty — one of the best of the fifty. 
Which brings me to the most important 
reason for coming here. Massachusetts has 
a winning tradition. And a coach can't be 
happy unless he's winning." 

But what about the Yankee Conference? 
We asked whether conference rules limit 
our winning potential. The coach chose his 
words carefully. "It's my job to direct a pro- 




MacPherson on the practice field is a man of 
many moods, as this picture and the ones on 
the following pages suggest. 




gram that the administration feels it wants," 
he said. "If they support the Yankee Con- 
ference, then I'm being disloyal not sup- 
porting them. On the other hand, if they 
choose to invest in a big program, it could 
easily be done. There is limitless opportunity 
here. Massachusetts has the best football 
talent in the East." 

Why then, we wondered, has the state 
university gotten such a small portion of 
this talent? The coach sensed that his last 
statement begged this question. "There are 
two natural barriers to our recruiting this 
talent," he added. "One is that, with our 
local schedule, we can't attract the super- 
athlete. Which I can understand. The great 
ones ought to shoot high. 

"The other barrier is the prestige of Ivy 
League education, which attracts athletes 
who might otherwise come here. But we're 
not complaining. I'm very satisfied with the 
recruiting we've done this year." He paused 
and smiled. "Of course, I can't be sure un- 
til I see the players on the football field." 

We asked if he had a special technique 
for recruiting. "No," he answered, and we 
sensed that a potential player would see the 
same expression of intense concern. "You 
can't use the same spiel over and over. Too 
many recruiters do that, and they end up 
talking to themselves. You've got to find 
out who you are talking to. You've got to be 
honest and sincere with him. I think this is 



a great school, and I tell them so. And I'll 
encourage them to come here. Sometimes I 
feel that certain athletes would be happier 
elsewhere, and I tell them that too. But 
many of them choose to come here any- 
way." 

We wondered what his job entailed be- 
yond coaching and recruiting. "I'm trying 
to publicize UMass football in the state," 
he told us. "I'm making the rounds of high 
school banquets, trying to overcome some 
of the prejudice against public versus pri- 
vate education and trying to meet reporters 
and get newspaper coverage for football. 
I'll go anywhere in the state to talk to any 
group who wants to listen to me. I think 




that's part of my job as a representative of 
the public university." 

Next we asked about the members of his 
staff. What had he been looking for when 
he chose them? "I was looking for good 
people. And nice people. It's a people's 
game. The administration let us do our own 
selection of staff, and almost everyone we 
wanted came." Again, he smiled. "So if the 
staff doesn't work out, it's only me to 
blame." 

And what did he expect of his players? 
"We expect them to come here for two 
things," he answered. "Education and foot- 
ball. The education comes first, and we 
don't interfere with that. In fact, I think we 



help that. Football is an educational expe- 
rience too, and we expect them to work 
hard at it and play it well. 

"During the season, when a student is 
on the team, we expect him to stand for 
everything good in athletics. When the sea- 
son's over, he can do his own thing, but 
when we're playing, he's got to be a credit 
to us. 

"We're going to work the players hard, 
but we don't want to take the fun out of 
football for them. As coaches, it's hard for 
us to remember that what is a vocation for 
us is just an avocation for them. I'll never 
sell football to a young man as the most 
important thing he'll do. Of course, it may 
be the most important thing he'll do. ... It 
is for some people." 

What about new tactics, we asked. Mac- 
Pherson looked cagey. "I'll say this," he 
said. "There's 53 1/3 yards of width in a 
football field. And if we don't use some of 
it, we're helping the opponents." 

Then the coach had a question for us. 
"Do you think, based on all I've told you, 
that ours is a new approach to UMass foot- 
ball?" "Yes," we answered instinctively, 
and then we had to think why. We thought 
of the first question we had asked and the 
answers he had given. He said he had left 
pro ball for his present job because he liked 
the area, he believed in public education, 
and he felt the University had potential for 
great football. But it was our impression 
that the most vital reason had been left un- 
said. He is coaching football because he 
loves the sport and he came to UMass be- 
cause he really likes young people. "Yours 
is a new approach," we told him, "because 
your kids will love to play ball." 



23 



He's tough and he's fair 



Three men who have worked with 
him give their impressions of Dick 
MacPherson. 



John McCormick, Jr. '62 was a quarterback 
when Dick MacPherson first coached at 
UMass between 1959 and 1961. They were 
together again when John played for the 
Denver Broncos and Dick was the assistant 
coach. McCormick has a great deal of re- 
spect for his former coach and thinks he 
will do well at the University. 

"I think he'll win, going as far as he can 
without using any of his players as bodies/' 
John said. "He's a hard worker, a good 
motivator of people, contagiously enthus- 
iastic. He's the kind of coach who could 
work at a school with an academic orienta- 
tion, like UMass, which still demands that 
athletes be students — and not necessarily 
in that order." 

But McCormick does think that the new 
head coach will have some adjustments to 
make. "As an assistant, Mac could get close 




to people," he explained. "But a good head 
coach isn't intimate with his players. He 
can't be, because there are too many tough 
decisions he has to make. He may be re- 
spected, but he isn't often liked. Mac is go- 
ing to have to adjust to this." 

Sam Rutigliano, the New England Patriots' 
offensive coordinator, thinks MacPherson is 
well suited to coaching. "When people 
think of a football coach," he said, "they 
think of a taskmaster, a chief of staff. But 
I think the qualities a coach needs are very 
simple: he has to be firm and he has to be 
fair." 

Rutigliano, who worked with MacPher- 
son at the University of Maryland and then 
in Denver, thinks that the difference be- 
tween pro and college football is in the type 
of game that's played, not in the relation- 
ship between the coach and the players. In 
any event, he doesn't think Mac will have 
any trouble adjusting : "He's not just a foot- 
ball coach. He's vitally interested in both 
winning and seeing his boys graduate. He 
won't let them pursue a career in football 
here if it will interfere with their education. 

"MacPherson is a man of very strong 
moral fibre. He believes in things and will 
never waver regardless of pressure. His 
qualities are the qualities we all want to find 
in our friends: consistency and dependabil- 
ity." 

John Huard, a New Orleans Saints mid- 
dle linebacker who had played for Denver 
when MacPherson was there, would agree 
with Sam Rutigliano's assessment of Mac's 
character. But Huard believes that the rela- 
tionship between the coach and his players 
is different in the pros than in college ball. 

"The pros," he said, "like to live their 
own lives. If they have problems, it's none 
of the coach's business. MacPherson found 
this frustrating. He is very interested in 
young people, very understanding, and he 
enjoys sitting down and talking things out. 
That's why Mac will do well at UMass. He 
really knows football. He's dedicated, and 
sincere, and tough. That's all you can really 
ask — that a coach be tough and fair." 




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24 



Comment 



Club Calendar 



EVAN V. JOHNSTON '50 
Executive Vice-President 



We lost a dear friend and an active booster 
when Gordon Ellery Ainsworth '34 passed 
away August 5, but his influence and spirit 
shall remain alive as an inspiration to those 
of us who had the good fortune to know 
him and work with him. 

His dedication to his family, his commu- 
nity, his occupation, and his alma mater we 
know of first hand. Whenever we needed 
his help, we got it with a generous measure 
of good will and good humor. 

His many significant achievements in his 
professional life, as head of the largest land 
surveying organization in New England, are 
too numerous to list. In his public and pri- 
vate life, he also received the highest acco- 
lades. The Alumni Medal and Citation for 
Distinguished Service to the University 
awarded to him last June termed him a "rare 
and precious graduate." If anything, he gave 
too much of himself to all of us. We are sad- 
dened. Perhaps we should not have asked 
for that much. We shall miss him, but we 
are everlastingly grateful that we knew him. 

One of Gordon's many activities was the 
chairmanship of our Second Century Club. 
And I think that this would be an appropri- 
ate moment to honor the many alumni who 
give their time and energy to the alumni 
association, as Gordon gave his. 

And so to the Associate Alumni Board of 
Directors, and particularly to the Alumni 
Fund Committee and the Alumnus Advisory 
Committee (which played an important role 
in our winning recognition from the Ameri- 
can Alumni Council) may I say a heartfelt 
"Thank you." 



JAMES H. ALLEN '66 
Director of Alumni Affairs 



Wilbur Buck '31 and the officers of the 
Capital Club are to be commended for the 
fine job they are doing in the Washington, 
D.C. area. They chalked up another suc- 
cess with the Annual Spring Dinner held 
May 15. Approximately forty people gath- 
ered at the Evans Family Farm Restaurant 
in McLean, Virginia to hear Professor of 
Government Luther Allen speak on "Viet 
Nam — A UMass Perspective." Dr. Allen is 
one of the country's leading political experts 
on Viet Nam, and his speech created a very 
lively conversation. 

The Greater Delaware Valley Club an- 
nually runs a summer picnic at Camp Hide- 
away near Valley Forge. This year was no 
exception, and according to club secretary 
Janet Smith Anderson '55, seventy-four 
people came. That's about a 25% increase 
over last year's attendance. Bob Pollack '54 
and his committee are to be congratulated. 

"Young Alumni" in the Boston area 
gathered on the banks of the Charles River 
July 9 to hear the Boston Pops. A Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts banner was stretched 
between two chairs, with two smiling bal- 
loons attached, and soon over thirty people 
had assembled in the general area. The 
rains threatened all evening, but we were 
spared. Tchaikovsky mixed with Richard 
Rodgers provided an entertaining program, 
and Audrey Wyke '68 invited some of us 
back to her apartment for an after-the- 
concert party. 

August 1 saw me traveling to Orleans on 
the Cape for the Hotel, Restaurant and 
Tourism Club's summer clambake. After 
last year's successful event, I knew this was 
a "must," and judging from the number of 



people who drifted in all day, the good word 
had spread far and wide. Hats off to the 
cooks — the lobsters and steamers were 
great. 

The fall program will hit its peak with 
Homecoming, October 15-17. As usual, the 
Annual Tailgate picnic will be in the north 
parking lot of Alumni Stadium prior to the 
game. Afterward, an Alumni Cocktail Tent 
will be set up on the stadium grounds. Head 
Football Coach Dick MacPherson and many 
members of the administration will be there. 

The president of qtv in Amherst, Karl 
Signet '62, has announced that, after the 
Homecoming game, qtv alumni and their 
"qute" wives (or girl friends) are invited to 
a Happy Hour and "Steamship Round" 
Buffet in the Commonwealth Room of the 
Student Union. Background and dance mu- 
sic will be supplied by a live orchestra, and 
all this costs just $6 per person. Karl says, 
"Spread the word to all qutes in your area." 
Send checks payable to qtv Corporation to 
Karol Wisnieske '37, 235 Public Health 
Building, University of Massachusetts, Am- 
herst 01002. 

The Class of 1966 will be holding its fifth 
reunion during Homecoming. As part of the 
reunion exercises, the dedication of the 
"Bernie Dallas Mall and Memorial" will 
take place east of the stadium following the 
game. All alumni and friends of Bernie's 
are cordially invited. 

Remember '66ers: if you haven't as yet 
sent in your reservations, please do so im- 
mediately. 

When we play the Huskies of UConn at 
Storrs October 23, there will be more than 
a football game to entertain area alumni. 
A cocktail hour and buffet will be held in 
the UConn Faculty-Alumni Lounge, which 
is immediately east of the football stadium. 
Football fans in the Boston area should note 
that a cocktail party will be held after the 
Redmen play Boston College on November 
20. The location will be bc's Alumni Hall 
and the event is sponsored by the Boston 
Alumni Club. For more information on 
either of these events, please write to me at 
the alumni office. 



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-i-l^'-jr^^-- 



A reminder and an announcement will fin- 
ish up this column. The reminder is that 
alumni directories are available at $5 each. 
Directories make it easy to keep in touch, 
since alumni are listed by class, geographi- 
cally, and alphabetically. Send checks made 
out to Associate Alumni Directory to the 
alumni office. 

And now for the announcement. A sec- 
ond alumni tour, the Aloha Carnival to 
Honolulu, is scheduled. This time, there will 
be two separate trips departing from Brad- 
ley Field: one on January 15, the other on 
February 19. Eight days and seven nights 
at the new Hawaiian Regent Hotel on Wai- 
kiki Beach, and it's all outlined in a bro- 



chure which you will receive soon. 

Some people may wonder if we can 
improve on the Majorcan Carnival we ran 
last spring. We think we can. This time 
we'll be flying American Airlines Boeing 
707 jets, with in-flight movies and cham- 
pagne. And in Honolulu, there will be 
champagne breakfasts to greet you in the 
morning and cocktail parties every night. 
So circle those dates on your calendar: 
January 15 or February 19. 



26 



The Classes Report 



The following information was received by the 
alumni office before August i, 1.971. 



The Thirties 

Donald W. Chase '34 retired last May from 
the FBI with the rank of special agent; he had 
served that organization for thirty-six years. 

Russell E. MacCleery '34 holds the newly- 
created position of vice-president in charge of 
the Washington office of the Automobile Manu- 
facturers Association. 

Grace E. Tiffany '34, md, illustrated The 
Teakwood Tree and Other Stories, a recently 
published book of imaginative tales written by 
Lavinia Tiffany Bentley. 

Dr. Francis A. Lord '36 has been resident 
director of the University of South Carolina's 
Lancaster Regional Campus since 1965. He 
had previously spent fourteen years in the cia 
as a research analyst concerned with science 
in the Soviet Union. 

Dr. Charles L. Branch '39 was elected vice- 
president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. 
Currently he is president of the Tufts Univer- 
sity School of Dental Medicine Alumni Execu- 
tive Committee. 

The Forties 

Dorothy Kinsley Barton '43, a librarian at the 
Van Nuys branch of the Los Angeles Public 
Library, received an MS degree in library sci- 
ence from the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia. 

Dr. Charles W . Dunham '44 was promoted 
to full professor in plant science by the Uni- 
versity of Delaware last May. He has been on 
the university's staff since 1954, and had pre- 
viously held graduate assistantships at the 
University of Wisconsin (where he earned his 
master's degree) and at Michigan State Uni- 
versity (where he earned his doctorate). 

James M. Moulton '44, chairman of the biol- 
ogy department at Bowdoin College, sailed on 
Atlantis II last fall, on a North Atlantic oceano- 



ographic cruise from the Woods Hole Oceano- 
graphic Institution. 

Dr. Helen A. Padykula '46, a professor of 
biological sciences at Wellesley College, was 
awarded the 1971 Graduate Society Medal of 
the Radcliffe Alumnae Association. 

Stanley R. Sherman '47, as vice-president of 
University Center, Inc., supervises the develop- 
ment of innovative educational programs for 
underachieving students. University Center, 
Inc. is a Boston psychological testing and 
counseling agency. 

Richard F. Jackson '49 is employed by the 
Campbell Soup Company in Camden, New 
Jersey. 

M. K. Nadel '49, phd, is general manager of 
the chemical reagents group, part of Abbott's 
scientific products division in South Pasadena. 

1950 

Bruce T. Bowens, director of administration, 
Community Service Center, has been awarded 
a master's degree from aic's Center for Hu- 
man Relations and Community Affairs. 

Raymond A. Kinmonth, Jr., after nearly 
eighteen years with the American Cyanamid 
Company, is now an assistant to the vice- 
president for research at the Atlas Electric 
Devices Company in Chicago. 

Myron E. Shapiro was named assistant 
treasurer of Sealol, Inc., a Providence based 
manufacturer of mechanical seals. 

1951 

Lt. Col. Robert A. Johnston, Jr. is a member 
of the 437th military airlift wing which earned 
the usaf Outstanding Unit Award for the 
fourth consecutive year. 

Lt. Col. William T. Thacher, Jr. is an auditor 
in the Army. 

1952 

Philip M. Johnson is responsible for the ad- 
ministration of all the New England advertis- 
ing accounts and account executives with 
Creamer, Trowbridge, Case & Basford, an 
advertising and public relations firm in Provi- 
dence. He and his wife, the former Janet Rob- 
inson '$4, their three children (Roberta, 14; 
Jeffrey, 12; and Julie, 3) and their new German 
Shepherd have moved to Uxbridge. They had 
been living in Scituate for the past five years 
where Janet was very active as a substitute 
teacher. 



Judith Broder Sellner, a communications 
specialist with the Teachers Insurance and 
Annuity Association, has been elected presi- 
dent of the Society of loma Graduates (a pro- 
fessional insurance group) and has been 
appointed publicity chairman of the U.S. East- 
ern Amateur Ski Association, the eastern divi- 
sion of USSA. 

1953 

The Rev. Sherwood Carver, the former pastor 
of a new church in South Burlington, Vermont, 
which he helped to organize, has been ap- 
pointed minister of the First United Methodist 
Church of Gloversville, New York. 

Paul V. Paleologopoulos is assistant direc- 
tor of group pension underwriting at the 
home office of the Massachusetts Mutual Life 
Insurance Company. 

Andre R. Tetreault is another Mass. Mutual 
employee. He is a mathematical assistant in the 
company's mathematical department. 

1954 

James F. Buckley is a first vice-president and 
voting stockholder with Shearson, Hammill & 
Company, Inc. of New York. 

John J. Dillon, news supervisor at New 
England Telephone, has been cited for helping 
the company win the Public Relations Society 
of America's Silver Anvil Award. 

John J. Pasteris, manager of Price Water- 
house, joined the firm in 1954. He and his wife 
Joan have three daughters, Leslie, Lynn, and 
Susan. 

Duane Wheeler has been elected to the posi- 
tion of corporate controller by the Acushnet 
Company. 

1955 

Robert J. Clark has been named as a vice- 
president to head a new corporate administra- 
tion department at /Etna Life & Casualty in 
Hartford. 

William I. Savel is the marketing manager 
of the Nestle Company's chocolate division in 
White Plains, New York. 

Sheldon R. Simon is in Iran for a year and a 
half as the director of a project which will 
coordinate eight regional studies and then is- 
sue a five-year master plan for Iran's regional 
development. Sheldon's wife, the former 
Rhoda Bloom '37, and their three children 
(Lisa, 8; Peter, 4; and Eric, 2) are with him. 



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1956 

Robert J. Bruso is manager of Duty Free 
Shoppers, Ltd. in Hong Kong. 

1957 

Lee H. Hall has been advanced to associate 
director of group insurance administration in 
the group life and health administration de- 
partment of the Massachusetts Mutual Life 
Insurance Company. 

Maj. Edward H. Johnston graduated last 
June from the U.S. Army Command and Gen- 
eral Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Ed 
has received the Silver Star, three awards of 
the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze 
Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, 
the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross, and thirty- 
three awards of the Air Medal during the 
course of his military career. 

Edward M. Lee, Jr. has been promoted to 
president of the Indian Head Company's In- 
formation Handling Services. He had been 
vice-president for marketing and corporate 
director of communications. 

Bruce O. Lindbom received an msw degree 
last June from Rutgers. 

Maj. John T. Loftus, usaf, has been dec- 
orated with the Distinguished Flying Cross 
for extraordinary aerial achievement in South- 
east Asia. 

Maj. Bruce D. MacLean, who holds the 
Army Commendation Medal and two awards 
of the Bronze Star Medal, graduated from the 
U.S. Army Command and General Staff Col- 
lege at Fort Leavenworth. 

David J. Valley and his family have moved 
to Tokyo where Dave is executive vice-presi- 
dent of Ocean Systems Japan, Ltd. 

1958 

James Costantino received his phd degree 
from the American University last May. 

Robert L. Dusty has been named adminis- 
trator, new product development, in ^Etna 
Life & Casualty's group pension department. 

Donald J. Forrester, an assistant professor 
of parasitology at the University of Florida, 
and his wife adopted Rebecca Ruth, a Korean 
orphan, in March 1970. 

Maj. Richard J. Keogh, a military analyst 
and author of the pictorial review War as I 
Knew It, has been appointed deputy sheriff in 
Madison County, Alabama. 

Margaret Anderson Robichaud '58, formerly 



a teacher in the Yarmouth school system, helps 
her husband Joseph run their market in West 
Dennis from April to November and their 
apartments in Naples, Florida, the rest of the 
year. The Robichauds have announced the 
birth of a son, Charles Albert, born March 17, 
1971. 

Gerald P. Rooney went around the world via 
bicycle, motor scooter, and ship between 
May 1964 and November 1967. Working as 
an international troubador, the 1,286 day ex- 
cursion cost him approximately $2 a day. 
Now Gerry is back in Massachusetts, working 
as an administrator in the New Bedford pov- 
erty program. He and his wife Ayako an- 
nounced the birth of their daughter on Janu- 
ary 7, 1971. 

Dr. Jack F. Woodruff is a physician at the 
Cornell Medical College in New York City. His 
wife, the former Judith J. Shapiro '62, is a phy- 
sician at Downstate Medical Center in Brook- 
lyn. The couple has three children. 

1959 

Dr. Dominic J. DiMattia, an assistant profes- 
sor in counselor education at the University of 
Bridgeport's College of Education, has been 
awarded a research grant by the Department 
of Health, Education and Welfare, U.S. Office 
of Education. 

Rene L. Dube received his doctorate from 
the University of Connecticut. He is an asso- 
ciate professor of electrical engineering at 
Western New England College. 

James A. Murphy received an MS degree in 
engineering management from Drexel Univer- 
sity last June. 

Robert Myers was recently awarded the Dis- 
tinguished Public Service Medal by the Mari- 
copa County Medical Society for efforts on 
behalf of the Community Organization for 
Drug Abuse Control of which he was elected 
vice-president. He was also elected Ninth Cir- 
cuit Governor of the American Trial Law- 
yers Association and appointed to the Com- 
mittee on Examinations and Admissions by the 
Arizona Supreme Court. 

Lt. Cdr. Albert J. Smith is the commanding 
officer of the USS Skylark. He and his wife 
Dorothy have three children. 

Richard H. Whelan is a food technologist in 
the food and flavor section of Arthur D. Lit- 
tle, Inc. 

Norman S. Winnerman, a member of the 
City Council of Danbury, Connecticut, was 



recently appointed chairman of the Danbury 
High School history department. 

1960 

Ronald F. Flynn was named district manager 
of Massachusetts for Hiram Walker, Inc. 

Maj. Donald R. Hiller was selected for the 
U.S. Army Command and General Staff Col- 
lege Commandant's List upon graduation from 
Fort Leavenworth last June. 

Douglas M. Lane is an auditor for the In- 
dustrial Label Corporation. He is married to 
the former Susan LaFrancis '61. 

William J. McConville is general manager 
of Bombardier East Inc. in Lee, a subsidiary of 
Bombardier, Ltd. of Montreal. 

Peter J. Riordan was made an associate of 
Goldberg-Zoino & Associates, a soil engineer- 
ing firm in Newton Upper Falls. 

1961 

The Rev. Oliver J. Hebert, tor, was ordained 
last May and will be teaching mathematics at 
St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania. 

Barbara Pottern Jackson is teaching in the 
Springfield school system. 

David Ching-Shyang Liu 'G received his 
phd last June from Rutgers. 

Dale Melikan has been appointed head- 
master of the Long Ridge School in Stamford, 
Connecticut. 

Capt. Guenther H. Ressel is a contract nego- 
tiator with the Air Force. His wife, the former 
Bette Goodnow, had worked as a reporter on 
newspapers in Worcester and in Texas. 

1962 

Ann Frazier Anderson has been teaching at the 
North Junior High School in Brockton for the 
past four years. She and her husband Robert 
have announced the birth of their second 
daughter, Kirstie Ann, born April 12, 1971. 

John Blair 'G, chairman of the department 
of history at Richard Bland College, has com- 
pleted work on his doctoral degree in Ameri- 
can history at the University of Chicago. 

Capt. James A. Corsi, usaf, graduated from 
the University of Arizona with an ma degree 
in Latin American studies. 

David G. Field received his jd degree from 
The American University last May. 

Roderick L. LaVallee, Jr. received his mba 
degree from Rutgers. 

Judith Clark McCausland has taught in 



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Los Angeles for the past year and a half. She 
and her husband have a son. 



1963 

Albert Bevilacqua is with the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Fish and Game in Boston. He and his 
wife have announced the birth of Amy Paris, 
born May 26, 1971. 

loseph M. Donato is in Spain as an audit 
supervisor with Touche Ross & Company, an 
international accounting firm. His wife, the 
former Linda Sorensen '68, is with the U.S. 
Dependent Schools teaching at Torrejon afb 
in Madrid. 

Capt. Richard H. Gebelein has been hon- 
ored as Outstanding Supply Officer of the Year 
by the Air Force. 

Elizabeth Crosier Kendall, formerly an in- 
structor of management at Berkshire Commu- 
nity College, is now living in Georgia with 
her husband and two children. 

Cordon N. Oakes, Jr. has been elected a full 
vice-president of the Valley Bank & Trust 
Company of Springfield and will head the 
bank's consumer loan division. 

1964 

Pauline Torrence Cann teaches in Maiden. 
She and her husband John have a one-year- 
old son, Sean Philip. 

Dr. Barry S. Friedman recently opened an 
office of optometry in Hanover, Massachusetts. 
He and his wife, the former Judith Leibowitz 
'66, have announced the birth of Marc Stuart, 
born February 21, 1970. 

Eileen M. Holland, who married Robert C. 
Ripley on December 28, 1969, is a customer 
application specialist in General Electric's in- 
formation service department. 

Michele M. King has been named assistant 
brand manager for Dow Bathroom Cleaner in 
the consumer products department of Dow 
Chemical. 

Joseph 7. Lanzillo, a medicinal chemist work- 
ing with anti-cancer agents, received his phd 
degree in pharmacy from the Massachusetts 
College of Pharmacy. 

Joanne Miller Pearson '64 was awarded a 
phd degree in home economics by Iowa State 
University. 

Frank C. Romito has been promoted to the 
position of supervisor in the Boston office 
of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company, a 
cpa and consulting firm. 



Sam J. Tombarelli, who received a three 
grade promotion into management with the 
Ford Motor Company as the Boston district 
heavy truck sales engineer, married Carol 
Freitag on June 26, 1971. 

1965 

Helen Radowicz Cooke, an instructor in the 
physiology department at the University of 
Iowa, recently received her doctorate from 
Sydney University in Australia. She and her 
husband Allan have announced the birth of 
Ian Russell, born in March 1971. 

Theodore B. Belsky, an instructor of his- 
tory at American International College, pre- 
viously taught at Greenfield Community Col- 
lege. 

Ellen Odiorne Derow received her master's 
degree from Rutgers last June. 

Alan S. Forman has been awarded a Master 
of Public Administration degree from The 
American University. 

Joseph E. Kielec, currently enrolled in the 
mba program of the Wharton Graduate Divi- 
sion of the University of Pennsylvania, spent the 
summer in Washington, D.C. as an intern to 
Virginia Knauer in her Office of Consumer Af- 
fairs. The internship was the result of Joe's win- 
ning a "Wharton-White House" fellowship. 

Thomas M. Kilroy, Jr. is being transferred 
to the position of planning and coordinating 
engineer in the Anaconda Company's Mon- 
tana operation. Tom had been chief mine plan- 
ning engineer in Chile, but the Chilean mines 
will soon be nationalized. 

Roland A. Laramee, a teacher in Philadelphia, 
married Margaret E. Brown on June 13, 1970. 

Susan Bonnelli Magee is a programmer in 
the information services department of the 
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany. 

Frank Nesvet is an accountant with Price 
Waterhouse and Company in Boston. 

Robert W. O'Leary is now assistant director 
of the Massachusetts Hospital Association. He 
has an mpa degree from the Graduate School of 
Public Affairs of the State University of New 
York, and is presently a degree candidate at 
Suffolk Law School. 

Joseph F. Piecuch is a dentist at the Hallo- 
man afb dental clinic. He and his wife, the 
former Michele Potvin '66, have announced the 
birth of Michael Frank Joseph, born January 13, 
1971. 

Herbert J. Rosenfield '67 received an msw 



degree from Boston University last year. 
On June 13, 1971, he married Linda Jane 
Price. 

7. Russell Southworth 'C was promoted to 
manager of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Com- 
pany, a Boston cpa and consulting firm. 

Capt. Howard P. Waller is attending the Air 
University's Squadron Officer School at 
Maxwell afb. 

1966 

Alan Bulotsky, a graduate of the University of 
Vermont Medical School, is training at McGill 
University's Montreal Children's Hospital. His 
wife, the former Toby Sevartz '69, received a 
bs degree in nursing from the University of 
Vermont last year. The couple has an 18- 
month-old daughter, Rebecca. 

Laurence L, Dayton 'C is an assistant pro- 
fessor of psychology at Idaho State University. 
He and his wife, the former Jofannie Solomon 
'C, have a son, Christopher Scott, born in 
September 1966. 

Wayne R. DuBois is a newspaper reporter 
for Today's Post in Pennsylvania. 

Paul F. Cinsburg was promoted to assistant 
administrator of agency costs at the Massa- 
chusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

Michele J. Holovak, a Spanish teacher, 
married David E. Harrison on February 27, 
1970. 

Donald R. Kestyn is a highway research 
engineer employed by the Federal Highway 
Administration's Department of Transporta- 
tion. 

Elizabeth Wormwood Newcomb received 
her ms degree from Kansas State University 
last May. 

Capt. Louis J. Plotkin is attending the Air 
University's Squadron Officer School at Max- 
well afb. 

Burton R. Rubin is a senior accountant with 
Price Waterhouse and Company. He and his 
wife Nancy have a two-year-old daughter, 
Julianne. 

Capt. Courtney K. Turner, who commands 
Troup G, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cav- 
alry Regiment in Viet Nam, has received 
awards of the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, a 
second Bronze Star, a second Vietnamese Cross 
of Gallantry, and the Soldiers' Medal on his 
second tour of duty. 

Elinor M. Tuttle, who married James Mc- 
Gonigle in August 1968, is teaching sixth 
grade in the Natick school system. 



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Richard C. Warren, a helicopter pilot with 
Petroleum Helicopters, and his wife, the for- 
mer Lynette Arcardi '6$, have two children. 

Arnold B. Wolfson received two top awards, 
one from the Insurance Advertising Confer- 
ence and the other from the Greater Hartford 
Advertising Club, for his work as the writer of 
^Etna Life & Casualty's current college re- 
cruiting brochure. 

1967 

Robin J. Avery has joined the student person- 
nel staff at the University of Connecticut as a 
program advisor at the student union. 

Denis R. Baillargeon, an intern at the Rhode 
Island Hospital in Providence, received his 
md degree from the Georgetown University 
School of Medicine last May. 

Carol M. Burdick received her mis degree 
from Rutgers in June. 

Jonathan Busineau married Linda H. Brown 
'6a on May 12, 1968. Linda is a pension and 
trust analyst for the New England Life In- 
surance Company in Boston. 

Lorraine C. Couch is a high school home 
economics teacher in New York. 

Gerald Creem is an investment analyst at 
the John Hancock Life Insurance Company in 
Boston. He and his wife, the former Iris 
Goodman, have announced the birth of Jen- 
nifer Alene, born December 14, 1970. 

Robert C. Dewire is coordinator of the 
department of environmental protection at 
the Med-Fairfield County Youth Museum in 
Westport, Connecticut. He and his wife, the 
former Mary Jean Williams '68, have two 
children: Kristen Jean, age 1V2, and Michael 
Scott, born April 28, 1971. 

Richard G. Dumont 'G, who is working on 
his phd in sociology, has been appointed 
an assistant professor in the department of 
sociology and anthropology at the University 
of Vermont. 

G. Gregory Fahland 'G was promoted to the 
rank of assistant professor in the Vassar Col- 
lege political science department. 

J. Thomas Foote 'S married Deborah Bar- 
nard '6a on August 23, 1969. Debbie is cur- 
rently teaching English and reading at Oxford 
High School in Oxford, Massachusetts. 

Joan Waterman Frenette is a social worker 
for the Connecticut State Welfare Depart- 
ment's division of child welfare. 

Steven C. Garner, an intern at the State 
University of New York, Upstate Medical Cen- 



ter in Syracuse, received his md degree from 
the George Washington University School of 
Medicine last May. 

Theodore A. Giebutowski 'G is an assistant 
professor of mathematics at Plymouth State 
College in New Hampshire. 

Stephen F. Gordon received his Juris Doctor 
degree from The American University last 
May. 

Cynthia Hatch, who married John Mac- 
Eachern on March 1, 1969, has been teaching 
at Endicott Junior College for two years. 

Barbara John married Robert Troup in July 
1969. She is working with welfare cases for 
the state of Illinois. 

Patricia Machia Koziol has been a member 
of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 
Company's information services department 
since 1967. 

Jon L. Kraszeski received his md degree in 
June from the Milton S. Hershey Medical 
Center of the Pennsylvania State University. 

Doris Jean Minasian received her md from 
the Medical College of Pennsylvania in May. 

Capt. Theodore A. Monette, Jr., who had 
received the Associate Alumni's rotc Award 
as an undergraduate, has been assigned as an 
assistant director of the Bowdoin College rotc 
program. During the course of his military 
service he has been awarded the Bronze Star, 
the Air Medal (with "V" device) and six oak 
leaf clusters, the National Defense Service 
Medal, and the Republic of Viet Nam Service 
Medal, and the Republic of Viet Nam Cam- 
paign Medal. 

Capt. Stephen Pretanik received the usaf 
Commendation Medal for his performance as 
a food facility officer when stationed at Bien 
Hoa Air Base. 

Herbert J. Rosenfield, supervisor of high 
school programs for the Jewish Community 
Center in Brighton, received his master's de- 
gree in social work from Boston University. 
On June 13, 1971, he married Linda Jane 
Price. 

Margaret Denman Smith had been a junior 
high school teacher in Georgia. Now she and 
her husband Scott are living in Vermont with 
their daughter, Rebecca Courtney, who was 
born on September 20, 1970. 

Justyna M. Steuer 'G is at Georgian Court 
College in New Jersey teaching intermediate 
Spanish and working in the admissions office. 
She spent last summer on a study-tour in 
Poland as a member of the Kosciuszko Foun- 
dation summer session group. 



Robert E. Sylvester, a graduate of Southern 
Methodist University's School of Law (where 
he was an instructor in political science), is 
continuing his studies at The Johns Hopkins 
School of Advanced International Studies in 
Washington, D.C He has attempted to be 
designated a conscientious objector while ful- 
filling his military obligation as an Army 
officer. 

Susan Bailey Tubbs and her husband have 
gone to Australia to teach. 

Flora Jacobs Valentine has moved to Croth- 
ersville, Indiana and writes that "all old 
friends are welcome when in the area." 

Don's Kleinerman Wuraftic had taught the 
educable mentally retarded in Los Angeles 
before she and her husband Bob moved to their 
present home in North Dartmouth. The Wur- 
aftics have announced the birth of Adam Ja- 
son, born March 9, 1971. 

Capt. Robert J. York 'G has been cited by 
the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research 
and Development Center at Fort Belvoir for 
co-authoring two technical papers enhancing 
the prestige of the center. 

1968 

Douglas F. Bidwell has been promoted to 
staff sergeant in the Air Force. 

William J. Boardman 11, a recent graduate 
of Northeastern University Law School, is 
working for the United Shoe Corporation. 
Susan Ruckstuhl Boardman is employed by 
the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Robert A. Boucher is a group underwriting 
assistant in the group life and health under- 
writing department of the Massachusetts Mu- 
tual Life Insurance Company. 

Cheryl Evans Bowers is teacher-director of 
the Collinsville Child Care Center in Morris- 
town, New Jersey. 

Steven D. Brown is an accountant and his 
wife, the former Susan Pevzner '6g, is a 
teacher at South Boston High School. 

John F. Denman has been named systems 
analyst in the general systems department of 
the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany. 

Donald G. Farrington has been promoted 
to staff sergeant in the Air Force. 

Stephen J. Furtado received an ms degree 
in speech pathology from the University of 
Vermont last May. 

Glenda G. Garlo is a mathematical assistant 
in the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 



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Company's group pension actuarial depart- 
ment. 

Thomas Gastone married Linda E. Buckman 
'67 on April 12, 1969. Linda is an elementary 
school teacher in Pittsfield. 

Joseph 7- Cray, Jr. received a Master of 
Arts degree in Russian from the University 
of Colorado in May. 

William B. Hartley received his master's 
degree from The American University. 

Cheryl Dyer Harrold is in England where 
her husband, an Air Force staff sergeant, is 
stationed. Cheryl and Tom have a one-year- 
old son, Thomas James. 

Janice E. Hoare, who married Thomas L. 
Keller on May 29, 1971, had been a teaching 
associate at the University of Colorado. 

Allen Crosnick was selected by the home 
office of the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance 
Company as the "Associate of the Month," 
an honor granted to Phoenix employees who 
have done an outstanding job in terms of 
personal advancement and service to clients. 

Donald B. Headley was awarded an ms de- 
gree in research psychology by Oklahoma 
State University last May. 

Jane Winslow Hubbard has received a mas- 
ter's degree from the University of Northern 
Colorado. 

Robert D. Jacobs received his Juris Doctor 
degree from The American University last 
May. 

Cathy Kelly has been promoted from lieu- 
tenant to captain in the Women's Army Corps. 

David Langdon Knowlton, an education ma- 
jor, received a Master of Arts degree from 
Trinity College. 

William B. Lahtinen is a computer pro- 
grammer at rca. He and his wife have an- 
nounced the birth of Eric, born February 5, 
1971. Their first son, Matthew, was born July 
3, 1968. 

Ronald K. Mania is married to Nancy J. 
Eklund '6y, a fourth grade teacher in Utica. 

l/Lt. David W. McElwey, a bioenvironmental 
engineering officer in the Air Force, married 
Susan Van Der Linden on December 27, 1969. 

Leonard R. Mees is in his fourth year of 
medical school and his wife, the former Pam- 
ela 7- Wood '69, is a computer programmer 
for the University of Rochester Medical De- 
partment. They were married on November 
6, 1970. 

Robert A Morse is a staff accountant with 
Price Waterhouse and Company. 



Virginia A. Moughan has been a social 
worker in New York City for two years. 

i/Lt. Michael H. Murray has graduated from 
the usaf F-4 Phantom pilot course at Davis- 
Monthan afb. 

Joseph Oleksiewicz, a supply specialist, has 
been promoted to staff sergeant in the Air 
Force. 

Jerold G. Paquette is graduating from the 
Case-Western Reserve University School of 
Law and expects to practice law in the 
Worcester area. 

Dr. Edward W. Pepyne 'C, a professor of 
counselor education at the University of Hart- 
ford, has been elected president of the New 
England Educational Research Organization 
for the 1971-72 academic year. 

Sandra Phelps received a Master of Reli- 
gious Education degree last December from 
the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Sanford M. Portnoy 'C is working at the 
Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital and teach- 
ing a course at Brown University. On February 
23, 1969 he married Joan Flynn, who is a 
psychometrician for the Child Development 
Study at Brown University. 

l/Lt. John C. Richards has been awarded 
silver wings upon graduation from usaf pilot 
training. 

Robert M. Rodgers is in his last year at 
Northeastern University School of Law. On 
August 29, 1970 he married Mary Goodzoin 
'69, who received an MS degree from Simmons 
College last June. Mary is teaching English 
at Burlington High School. 

Capt. Robert J. Santucci is a company com- 
mander in the military police corps at the 
Army's European Command Headquarters in 
Germany. His wife, the former Penelope 
Tselikis, is a counselor at the Army Education 
Center. 

l/Lt. James L. Scott is a bioenvironmental 
engineer on duty at Ubon Royal Thai afb. 

Lt. j.g. Kenneth B. Sherman flies the p-3 
aircraft as a senior navigator and antisubma- 
rine warfare tactical coordinator with the 
Navy Patrol Squadron One at Cam Ranh Bay, 
Viet Nam. 

David P. Sumner 'C, a lecturer at UMass, 
is attending an advanced science seminar in 
combinatorial theory at Bowdoin College. 

1969 

Ian M. Andersen, the former Kenneth L. 
Sinofsky, is a graduate student. 



Sandra J. Camp is teaching art in the 
Springfield schools. 

Robin Clarke Correia is teaching school in 
Lakeville. She and her husband Gary were 
married on June 28, 1970. 

Jane N. Cohen, who married Lester Gold- 
berg on March 27, 1971, is an elementary 
school teacher in Worcester. 

Lt. j.g. Neil J. Collins, a boiler officer on 
the USS Albany, is being assigned to Saigon 
as a naval engineering advisor. 

Bruce M. Cramton is teaching mathematics 
at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Con- 
necticut. 

7. Harris Dean is a newspaper editor with 
The Stafford Press in Connecticut and his 
wife, the former Susan Young, is a speech 
therapist. 

Airman Edward W. Duggan, a communica- 
tions specialist, graduated with honors from 
the technical training course at Sheppard afb. 

Frederick J. Englander received his ma de- 
gree from Rutgers last July. 

Sidney C. Fenton is a naval officer in Vir- 
ginia. 

Linda S. Ferguson received an Office of 
Education Fellowship for 1972 as a master's 
degree candidate in audiology at Ball State 
University in Indiana. 

Nancy E. Fogg received her MS degree from 
Kansas State University in May. 

Irene R. Frizado, who received an ma in 
mathematics from the University of Hawaii 
in May, married Wayne H. Uejio on June 12, 
1971. 

Dennis C. Cero, an employee of E.I. du- 
Pont de Nemours Company, Inc., married 
Edith Frisbie on July 19, 1969. 

Allain Hirtle, an associate underwriter 
for the Paul Revere Insurance Company in 
Worcester, married Richard Schnable on May 
28, 1969. 

Nancy S. Jaworski is married to William C. 
Harvey. She is presently a graduate student 
at UMass, working on a master's in child de- 
velopment. 

Caren Johnson, a computer programmer for 
>£tna in Hartford, married James H. Leonard 
on June 21, 1969. 

Bruce W. Krasin is performing with the 
Air Force's 17-piece jazz band, called the 
"Commanders," at norad Headquarters in 
Colorado Springs. 

Janice L. Malcolm, a teacher in the Wind- 
sor, Connecticut, public schools, married Rob- 
ert Spear on February 21, 1970. 



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Ann Martindale is a cpa with Lyb, Ran- 
Ross and Montgomery in Springfield. 

Patricia A. Mueller, a children's librarian 
in the Arlington County (Virginia) library 
system, earned her mis degree from Rutgers 
University in August 1970. She married Mark 
W. Lamprey on November 28, 1970. 

James M. Mulligan had worked for the 
Alpha Sigma national office in Delaware be- 
fore entering the Denver University Graduate 
School of Law in September. On July 3, 
1971, he married Greta M. McBride. 

Jeffrey L. Nesvet, in his third year at 
Georgetown University Law Center, writes for 
Law and Policy in International Business, an 
international law journal. He has been a spe- 
cial assistant to Congressman William D. Ford 
(D-Mich) since February. 

Robert P. Novak is a third year student 
at the Georgetown University School of Den- 
tistry. 

z/Lt. Jon T. Park is a weapons controller 
in the Air Force. 

Jean M. Patterson 'G is an instructor of 
English at Oregon State University. 

Craig and Carol Kaczynski Pineo are in 
Danville where he is working in the new 
products division of the Hyster Company and 
she is substitute teaching. 

Maria K. Plaza was transferred to the 
Anaheim office of the Digital Equipment 
Corporation. 

Leonard Radin attended Guy's Dental 
School in London last summer. 

Marcia Aronstein Satz is teaching in the 
Broward County, Florida, public schools. 

Robert E. Spekman, a graduate student in 
business administration at Syracuse Univer- 
sity, married Nancy J. Haynes on May 30, 1970. 

Linda R. Tower, who holds a master's de- 
gree in education from Springfield College, 
has been promoted to analyst in the systems 
and methods department at The Travelers 
Insurance Companies in Hartford. 

Ruth Packet linger is teaching in New Jer- 
sey. 

Capt. Donald N. Waden is with the Ameri- 
cal Division in San Francisco. 

2/Lf. Warren J. Wetherbee has been trained 
as a pilot by the Air Force. On April 3, 1970, 
he married Beth Amiro 'yoC. 

Marsha H. Zack, a librarian, is doing 
graduate work in geography at the University 
of Vermont. 



1970 

Sp/4 John P. Allison is stationed in Germany 
with the Army. 

Leora Brainin Baron is a graduate student 
at UMass. 

James D. Collins is an accountant in the 
Boston firm of Harris-Kerr and Forrester. On 
June 26, 1971, he married Johanna M. Hayes, 
an English teacher in the Boston area. 

l/Lt. James H. Dunham 'C is attending the 
Air University's Squadron Officer School at 
Maxwell afb. 

Pamela Cordon Green is a stewardess with 
Delta Air Lines. Her base station is New 
Orleans. 

Robert O. Goss is an arborist at Cotton 
Tree Service in Northampton and his wife the 
former Janet B. Drummond, is a substitute 
teacher in Chicopee. 

Dr. Richard B. Holzman 'G became super- 
intendent of the Gateway Regional School 
District in Huntington last April after serving 
as assistant to the Deputy Commissioner of 
Education, New York State Education Depart- 
ment. 

Gordon Hutchins, Jr. is an electrical engi- 
neer in Dallas. 

David A. Lawrence, a personnel specialist, 
has been promoted to airman first class in 
the Air Force. 

Judith A. Lesica, an elementary school 
teacher, married John Murphy on August 26, 
1970. 

Ann Brooksbank Lucaroni is a teacher. 

Matthew W. Novak, Jr. received an ma de- 
gree in history from the University of Dela- 
ware last May. 

Charles N. Smith works for Whitman & 
Howard Engineering in Boston and his wife, 
the former Carolyn Holt '69, teaches in Mid- 
dleboro. 

Stephen A. Smith and Mary M. Dole '69 
were married August 30, 1969. Mary is a 
waitress at Putnam & Thurston's Restaurant 
in Worcester. 

Kathryn Susan Smith, a teacher in Amherst, 
married James A. Geddes '72 on June 13, 1970. 

Leanne Goyette Stewart is a claim adjuster 
for American Mutual Insurance in Chestnut 
Hill. 

Laura Trachtenberg is an MS candidate in 
microbiology at Smith College. 

Paul and Jane Gillan Vaccaro are both 
teaching physical education in New York. 

Allan D. Hartwell 'G and Janice P. Wiater 



'69 were married on July 25, 1970. Janice is 
a home economics teacher in the Lebanon, 
New Hampshire school system. 

1971 

Raymond K. Streeter married Margaret S. 
Blanchard '70 on August 15, 1970. Margaret is 
a library assistant and Ray is in the Air Force. 

Prank C. Stuart, a night supervisor at the 
UMass Campus Center, married Marcia A. 
Niemiec 'yo, a waitress at Chequers, on Feb- 
ruary 14, 1971. 

Marriages 

Nancy E. Schuhle '$8 to Dick Cotter '58. 
Susan E. Kehew '61 to Duane Rouch. Linwood 
A. Libby '64G to Donna Heywood '68. Jane A. 
Siddall '64 to Paul J. Montigny. Barbara M. 
Solomon '64 to Edward H. Fleischer, April 25, 
1971. Joan R. Panttila '66 to James H. Block. 
Beatrice L. Epstein '67 to Ellery Wilson, June 28, 
1969. Sandra A. Paria '67 to Mr. Allen. Nancy E. 
Gerry '67 to Mr. Canali. Cynthia L. Ingham '67 
to Max J. Brinker, June 20, 1970. William H. 
Moulton '67 to Anne E. Drew '68, November 29, 
1969. Eileen P. Hachey '69 to James P. Romano- 
wicz '67. Priscilla L. Hartmann '68 to Mr. 
Donahue. Jacquelyn A. Mize '68 to J. Mi- 
chael Weaver, March 28, 1970. Theo Snyder 
'68 to Michael K. Glickman. Catherine E. 
Bradbury '69 to Mr. Horowitz. Jeffrey M. Bur- 
gess '69 to Andrea Pitt '69, July 12, 1969. Betty 
E. Deane '69 to Mr. Duby. Linda Lee Doggart 
'69 to R. Pienkos. Marilyn A. Houdelette '69 
to Mr. Deignan. Carolyn M. Lender '69 to 
Barry Legg. Sheila L. Malis '69 to Mr. Shulman. 
Irene T. Matuszek '69 to Stanley J. Czerwiec. 
Jane M. Rae '69 to M. Ronald David, January 
7, 1970. Elizabeth Wyman Rogers '69 to 
Robert E. Gillette, April 3, 1971. Sheryl A. 
Wall '69 to Brian A. Lajoie. Marilyn C. Bates 
'70 to Brian Thompson, June 12, 197a. Anthony 
E. Barabani '70 to Cheryl E. Evans '68, May 
29, 1971. Joan M. Endicott '70 to George H. 
Norton. Marilyn L. Hass '70 to Mr. Clark. 
Robert A. Henry '70 to Madalyn M. Weiner 
'69, April 4, 1971. Jill W. Hosner '70 to 
L. David Spealler. David S. Koitz '70 to 
Gretchen Englund '70. Betty Jean Mestel '70 to 
Paul R. Arsenault. Susan J. Newman '70 to 
Edward Currier. Robert E. Sullivan '70 to 
Patricia S. Rose '70, September 1, 1970. 



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Births 

Alice Rebecca, born December 10, 1970, 
adopted by Joan and Clifton F. Giles, Jr. '60. 
Joseph Dominic born May 28, 1971 to Joseph 
and Martha Crane Lipchitz '62. Adrienne 
Margaret born June 8, 1970 to George and 
Sandra Magdalenski Pozzetta '64; Adrienne's 
brother, James Michael, was born March 8, 
1969. Laura born in September 1970 to Ronald 
and Karen Hebert Nelson '65. David Barry 
born March 12, 1971 to Michael and Barbara 
Hursh Rutberg '6s; David's sister Julie was 
born September 11, 1969. Jeffrey Andrew born 
April 25, 1971 to Mary Jo and Barry Beswick 
'67. Michael Carl born April 13, 1971 to 
George '67 and Cynthia Berg White '68. Mi- 
chael Adam born December 11, 1970 to Gerald 
and Lynn Kelberman Yaffe '67. Tammy Joy 
born September 13, 1970 to Ty and Laura 
Bishop Belanger '68; she is the Belangers' 
second daughter. Matthew Alfred born March 
14, 1971 to Donald and Mary Fennessey Per- 
ron '68. Matthew Alexander born October 4, 
1970 to Frederick and Meredith Houston Goet- 
tel '68; Matthew's sister, Elisabeth, is four 
years old. Heather Gail born September 4, 
1970 to Norman '6g and Cynthia Keeling 
Bartlett '68. Scott Francis born July 12, 1971 
to Jan and Marlene Ball Merzbach '6g. Lori 
Beth born in January 1971 to Russell and June 
Dabrowski Wright '69. 



Deaths 

Chester S. Gillett '08 died on April 29, 1971. 

Elmer Francis Hathaway '09 died November 8, 
1968. He had been a baker in Newton. 

Carl A. Shute '13 died in Marietta, Georgia 
on April 29, 1971. He is survived by his wife. 

Milford R. Lawrence '17 died June 28, 1971 
at the age of 74. In his junior year at mac he 
had been at the head of his class and was ap- 
pointed a member of the University Landscape 
Architects Society, an honor given to only one 
member of each class. He had also been man- 
ager of the hockey club. After graduating, he 
spent two years in the Naval Reserve and two 
years in Minneapolis before returning to Fal- 
mouth to join in his father's horticultural 
business. During the years that followed, he 
accumulated extraordinary credentials as a 
civic leader in the town, including serving 
twenty-seven years as town moderator. He was 
also very active in his profession. His wife, 
three children, and thirteen grandchildren sur- 
vive him. 
John 7. Lyons, Jr. '22 died on January 15, 1971- 

Gilbert J. Haeussler '25 died May 12, 1971. 
He had been an entomologist. His wife and 
two sons survive him. 

Leonard Bartlett '31 died April 10, 1971 at 
the age of 60. He had gone to graduate school 
at Harvard where he distinguished himself in 
the field of landscape architecture, obtaining 
an mla degree. Mr. Bartlett was widely known 
as a consulting landscape architect and par- 
ticipated in many private and government 
projects. He was a veteran of World War 11, 
active in several professional societies, and a 
member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and 
the University Club in Washington. Two 
brothers survive him. 

7o?m C. Burrington '32 died January 11, 1969. 

Gordon E. Ainsworth '34 died June 5, 0.971 at 
the age of 62. Evan Johnston has written a 
tribute to Mr. Ainsworth in this issue's "Com- 
ment." 

Dr. Abraham I. Michaelson '36 of Andover 
died November 9, 1970. 

Dr. Phillip B. Miner '36 died March 16, 1969. 

Robert E. Alcorn '38 died May 1, 1971 of 
throat cancer. Before being hospitalized last 
October, he was working as a civil engineer 
for William E. Moore Contractor in Westfield. 



His wife and daughter survive him. 

James A. Stewart, Jr. '41 died May 28, 1971. 

Horatio W. Murdy '47 died May 11, 1971. He 
was a wildlife biologist. 

Ursula Kronheim Alpert '48 died April 12, 
1971. She had taught at both Galveston Col- 
lege and Texas Southern University and was 
a member of the American Association of 
University Professors, the board of the Gal- 
veston County Jewish Welfare Association, 
and the Family Service Board of Galveston. 
Mrs. Alpert was the first woman vice-presi- 
dent of the Union of American Hebrew Con- 
gregations. Her husband, two sons, her par- 
ents, and a sister survive her. 

Barbara Young Barrows '54 died December 17, 
1970. 

Henry P. Carr '63 died while completing his 
studies at the Suffolk University School of 
Law. 

Melbourne C. Fisher III '67 died in a skiing 
accident on April 7, 1971. He had been a sail 
maker for Alan-Clarke in Northport, New 
York. His wife, the former Carol R. Belonis 
'67, survives him. 

Ronald L. Vaccaro '68 died July 21, 1971. 

Barbara A. Bogdan '69 was found strangled 
to death in Boston on June 6, 1971. She had 
graduated with highest honors with a major in 
accounting and had been working for the 
Boston accounting firm of Lybrand, Ross 
Brothers & Montgomery for two years. She 
is survived by her parents, her twin brother, 
and her maternal grandparents. 

Janice Grace Greenough '69 died of a heart 
attack on August 10, 1969. She had been en- 
gaged to marry Larry Cannon '69. 

Paul R. Provasoli '69G was killed in an auto- 
mobile accident on March 30, 1971. 



Posthumous Honors 

The "R. F. Palumbo," a 96-foot marine re- 
search vessel, was christened last January in 
memory of a member of the Class of '40. 
Ralph Palumbo, who died in a car accident in 
1965, had been a professor at the University 
of Washington and had worked with the 
Atomic Energy Commission. The ship named 
in his honor, which may become a prototype 
for new research vessels, will carry on its 
work in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Sea. 

The University of Nevada System has hon- 
ored the late Raymond J. Hock '43, who had 
been a professor of zoology at the Las Vegas 
campus. Colleagues have established a fund 
to support annual memorial lectures and have 
designated a room in the Desert Research In- 
stitute in Boulder as the Raymond J. Hock 
Room. The room, which will house Dr. Hock's 
manuscripts and books, will be dedicated in 
May. 

A fund in memory of Norbert A. Tessier 
'60, who was killed December 6, 1970 in an 
airplane crash, has been established for the 
use of the University's School of Engineering. 
Norbie, an engineering student who had inter- 
rupted his education to serve in the Army in 
Japan, had been an active member of the 
wmua technical staff. Alumni who wish to con- 
tribute to the fund should send checks (pay- 
able to the Norbert A. Tessier Memorial 
Fund) to the Union National Bank in Town- 
send, Massachusetts 01469, c/o Joseph Sher- 
wood. 

Barbara Bogdan, whose tragic death is re- 
ported in this issue, was a lively, stimulating, 
and highly motivated student. The Department 
of Accounting, School of Business Adminis- 
tration, plans to honor her high ideals and 
academic achievement (she graduated with a 
3.84 cumulative average and a 4.0 in her ac- 
counting courses) by establishing the Barbara 
Bogdan Award for Excellence in Accounting. 
This award will be given annually to the sen- 
ior with the highest academic achievement in 
the field of accounting. A permanent plaque 
will be placed in the School honoring Miss 
Bogdan and the recipients of the award. Con- 
tributions may be sent to the Department of 
Accounting, School of Business Administration 
at UMass. Checks should be made out to the 
University of Massachusetts Barbara Bogdan 
Fund. 



Heeding the call 



Whenever a woman asserts herself these 
days, observers hasten to attach the label 
"Women's Lib." But Carol Atwood Forsythe 
would deny that her ambitions had anything 
to do with women's liberation even though 
she has chosen a profession which is usually 
thought of as exclusively male. On June 17, 
she was ordained a minister in the United 
Church of Christ. 

Carol is not the first woman to be or- 
dained, but she is part of a tiny minority. 
Only 2°/o of the 9,000 ministers ordained by 
the denomination are women. She did not, 
however, experience prejudice during her 
theological training. "I found no one inside 
or outside of the seminary trying to dis- 
courage me from becoming a minister. In 
fact, I would recommend it to other 
women," she said. 

But Carol was not suggesting that women 
in the church have a position comparable to 
male ministers. "Many parishes cannot 
bring themselves to hire a woman as the 
senior or head minister," she said. "In many 
cases, when a woman wants her own church, 
she must settle on one that most men would 
not take. And this is true even though a 
woman ordained by most denominations has 
had the same education and training as a 
man. 

"Personally, my own interests are more 
in education than in preaching. At the pres- 
ent time, I would like a position as Minister 
of Education or as an Assistant Minister 
with major responsibilities in education. 
Should I decide, however, that I do want my 
own parish, I would not want to be denied 
one because I am a woman." 

Carol, a 1966 graduate of the University, 
began her theological studies at the Andover 
Newton Theological School in 1968. She 
transferred to the Princeton Theological 
Seminary the following year, and completed 



a three-year program to earn a master of 
divinity degree last June. 

Carol is now in Carbondale, Illinois be- 
cause her husband, the Rev. James E. For- 
sythe, is in a nine-month training program 
as a prison chaplain at the federal peniten- 
tiary in Marion. Carol is also interested in 
clinical training and has applied to two 
nearby centers. Openings for parish work 
in the immediate area are unlikely. Although 
Carbondale is in the middle of the Bible 
Belt, where it is not unusual for a town of 
18,000 to support thirty or more churches, 
the tradition is fundamentalist and liberal 
denominations like the United Church of 
Christ are in the minority. And even in the 
United Church of Christ, the atmosphere is 
more conservative than Carol had known in 
the East. "I was raised in the Congregation- 
alist tradition," she explained. "In 1958, the 
Congregationalists merged with the Evan- 
gelical and Reformed Church to form the 
United Church of Christ. The Evangelical 
and Reformed Church had its stronghold in 
the South and Midwest, and so the United 
Church here has some distinctly conserva- 
tive elements. And having spent a year at 
Andover Newton, I'm considered a flaming 
liberal." 

Although they are both in the ministry, 
the Forsythes' future plans do not include a 
joint appointment in a parish. They had 
worked together in Nutley, New Jersey 
where Jim was assistant minister at St. 
Paul's United Church of Christ and Carol 
was superintendent of the church school, 
and they found that their working habits 
were quite different and that their lives were 
too oriented around the church. "We talked 
business during business hours and busi- 
ness when we weren't working. There was 
no comic relief," Carol explained. In any 
event, she does not expect the opportunity 
to arise. "Jim is probably going to devote 
himself to clinical education — training other 
ministers, most likely in a prison setting. 
Even if he should return to parish work, it 
is unlikely we would be able to work to- 
gether. Congregations don't like paying two 
salaries into one family." 



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graduates. The Chancellor's Club is an 
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of substantial giving to the University. For further information, write 
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Volume II, Number 5 December/January 1972 




In this issue 

Letters page i 

Who's in charge here? page 3 

A geophysicist at the helm page 8 

An exceptional man page 10 

Bulwark against barbarism page 12 

On Campus page 15 

Running to win page 21 

Sidelines page 23 

Comment page 25 

Club Calendar page 26 

The Classes Report page 27 




The Alumnus 

December/January 1972 

Volume II, Number 5 

Katie S. Gillmor, Editor 

Stanley Barron '51, President 

Paul G. Marks '57, President-elect 

Evan V. Johnston '50, Executive Vice-President 

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and winner of the 1971 Time/Life Achievement 

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Defense from another quarter 



Extending higher education 



Letters 



Participles flapping in the breeze 

A reply to Steven Fitter's letter ("Don't forget 
the dolphins," October/November 1971 issue) 
in which he challenged points raised by Donald 
Freeman in an article on linguistics printed in 
the June/July Alumnus. 

Alumnus Steven Finer's letter shows a com- 
mendable precision both in reading and in 
grammar. I'll have to admit that participles 
have dangled and flapped in the breeze in 
my prose for years; further, I'll have to confess 
that the particular one Mr. Finer pointed out 
doesn't bother me very much, nor do I think it 
should bother, say, a teacher of English. All 
living languages are constantly changing, and 
one of the changes occurring in English is the 
gradual loosening of the requirement that par- 
ticipial clauses have clearly stipulated noun 
heads. Gaffes like "having eaten lunch, the 
truck drove off" are still proper objects of cen- 
sure, but the referent of "returning to one of 
our original ungrammatical examples" was 
clearly "we." Mr. Finer missed the real howler: 
". . . . what I would have liked to have an- 
swered then . . . ." Yuck. 

In an earlier draft of the article, I qualified 
my statement that "this knowledge [which all 
human beings possess when they learn to use 
their mother tongue] and the capacity to ac- 
quire it are unique to man" with the phrase "as 
far as we know now." In an essay for a general 
audience, I decided finally to stop being cagey. 
I am not an expert in animal communication, 
but what I have read of the literature in this 
field makes me extremely skeptical that what- 
ever linguistic capacity may be discovered in 
dolphins will in any way approach the infinite 
complexity and innovativeness of human lan- 
guage. Mr. Finer was right to bring up the 
point, but I would maintain the generalization. 

DONALD C. FREEMAN 

Associate Professor of Linguistics and 
Chairman of the Program in Linguistics. 



The letter of Steven Finer in response to Pro- 
fessor Donald C. Freeman's article is interest- 
ing for a number of reasons. It validates the 
interest in linguistics that Freeman points to 
and also suggests some of the misconceptions 
that permeate language study. Mr. Finer has 
unjustly left off the qualifying phrase "As far 
as we know" in citing Freeman's statement: 
"As far as we know, this knowledge (which all 
human beings possess when they learn to use 
their mother tongue) and the capacity to ac- 
quire it are unique to man." I am sure that Mr. 
Freeman is aware of recent work on animal 
communications and the work of John Lilly and 
the communication systems of dolphins. The 
fact of the matter is that while interesting, this 
research has not been the most fruitful of the 
study of man's linguistic capability. Further- 
more, what does Mr. Finer mean by saying that 
ethology (which he mistakenly calls ethnology) 
is "not much more than a decade older than 
linguistics"? Finally, on the question of the 
grammaticalness of Freeman's participial 
phrase and its lack of a referent, I refer Mr. 
Finer to Current American Usage by Margaret 
M. Bryant (pp. 64-65) which should vindicate 
Freeman. 

ALFRED F. ROSA '66 

Burlington, Vermont 

Ed: Mr. Finer understood the difference be- 
tween "ethnology" and "ethology." Our proof- 
reader did not. 



I commend you on your new format. I hope you 
will continue and expand the kind of service 
provided by Donald Freeman in his essay on 
developments in linguistics (June/July 1971 is- 
sue). In fact, a systematic series covering many 
areas of study (and accompanied by an an- 
notated reading list) within the University 
would do much to keep alumni up to date. You 
could be the first alumni magazine to function 
as an extension of higher education as well as 
a stimulator of nostalgia. 

RONALD GOTTESMAN '55 

Highland Park, New Jersey 

Feedback 

I'm really proud of the "new" Alumnus. . . . 
More than a "who's where and what," it has 
the undertones of a literary journal, providing 
an intellectual format for the educated mind. 

LYNNE SPENCER SCHNEIDER '66 

Wiesbaden, West Germany 

The new format of The Alumnus is great. The 
new physical shape and appearance immediately 
come across as a "now" publication. 

MARILYN KOLAZYK SHIELDS '6l 

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey 

Privacy 

In regard to the alumni directory, did it not 
occur to you that some of us value our privacy 
and do not wish to be listed in directories? Be- 
fore another edition is published, please give us 
the opportunity to refuse. If this is not possible, 
please delete my name from all your mailing 
lists. 

VERA D. BRIGGS '63G 

Tustin, California 

The Nuts 

Please know that, as an old PR man and mag. 
editor, I thought your "Peanut Papers" piece in 
the October/November issue was the nuts. 

DARIO POLITELLA ' ttf 

Associate Professor of Journalism 

Scholarships do not hide 
in peanut shells alone 

The "Peanut Papers" (October/November 
issue) may not be grist for the New York 
Times, but for me they were a delightful illus- 



tration of ingenuity at work in providing schol- 
arship funds. Bravo for Miss Ornest. 

Perhaps readers of The Alumnus, particularly 
those with sons and daughters contemplating 
attending UMass, may like to know of another 
relatively unknown program which provides 
ten scholarships currently to UMass students 
with numerous others available. I refer to the 
College Scholarship Program operated by the 
U.S. Air Force. 

Nationally, in 1971, some 4,874 students re- 
ceived annual scholarships averaging $954.77 in 
benefits (tuition, books, fees). Of these, 800 
were for entering freshmen who will have four 
years eligibility for the grants. Typically, stu- 
dents receiving freshman grants are in the top 
9% of their high school classes, have mean 
scores of 1,223 on the- Scholastic Aptitude Test 
and/or the American College Test, and indi- 
cate an interest in flying for the Air Force. 

We can't bring "the peanut machine" to foot- 
ball games to build scholarships. But perhaps 
those alumni with sons or daughters who may 
be interested in serving our country as officers 
in the Air Force may wish to contact the Uni- 
versity's Department of Air Science about 
scholarships already available. 

PAUL H. FISHER, COLONEL, USAF 

Professor of Air Science 



Job hunting: 

What life is all about 

I wish to compliment those in charge of produc- 
ing the current issue of The Alumnus. You 
are doing a very fine job and I am happy to re- 
ceive and proud to have on my library table a 
copy of The Alumnus for those visitors that oc- 
casionally pick it up and say "What is this?" I 
have been getting The Alumnus for more years 
than I care to remember, and I just have the 
feeling as I read through page by page that 
Massachusetts has finally grown up. You are 
just that good. 

In the current issue (October/November 
1971) I was very much interested in that section 
"College graduates need not apply," page 7. 1 
could not help but feel for those recent grads 
out looking for a job that they had spent four 
years preparing for and getting negative an- 
swers at every call. 

Life seems to be getting back to normal. Most 
of us had to find our place and many times our 
efforts seemed to lead us down the avenue of 
frustration and discouragement. Sometimes I 
think the real postgraduate work is done when 
endeavoring to land that first job just out of 
college. This is when most kids begin to find 
out what life is all about. This experience is the 
real testing time — and just when everything ap- 
pears to be hopeless, the sun comes out and the 
problems disappear. 

There is nothing new about this struggle 
which in the end is full of wonderful experi- 
ences. Most of us have had to go through it 
from time to time and in the end, as a result of 
our experiences, we came to know ourselves and 
what we could do best. 

HAROLD WILLIAM BREWER '14 

Naples, Florida 

Equal time 

In class notes, you keep publishing reports of 
material "success": prestige appointments, 
well-paying jobs, and glamorous "fame." 
These, clearly, are um's success stories. One 
would get the idea that the intent and value of 
a college degree is as a stepping stone to 
greedy, material, and ego-aggrandizing goals, 
or achievements. 

Yet, in recent years, there must be many of 
us with alternate life-styles, whose true success 
stories consist not in beating out the competi- 
tion for more prestige and money, but in quiet 
unheralded humanitarian service, Utopian ex- 
perimentation, or spiritual discovery. We'd love 



news of our classmates also — but such items 
are not deemed suitable fare for class notes. 

How about some Equal Time (space) for Al- 
ternate Society class notes? 

J. DICKSTEIN '63 

Warren, Vermont 

Ballot battle: 

The Associate Alumni election 

I object very strongly to a ballot with not one 
woman candidate for the Board of Directors of 
the Associate Alumni. Could it possibly be pos- 
sible that not one woman of the thousands of 
graduates is interested? I can't believe that! 

BARBARA A. CLIFFORD '53 

Bedford, Massachusetts 

Are any of these men [candidates listed on the 
ballot] married? How many children? If there 
were a woman running, you'd be sure to men- 
tion it! 

MYRNA SALTMAN ROSENBLATT '59 

Port Washington, New York 



Who's in charge here? 



KATIE S. GILLMOR 

On Friday, Oswald Tippo sent a 
letter to the Chairman of the Board 
of Trustees asking to be relieved of 
his duties as Chancellor. The 
following Thursday Randolph 
Bromery was named Acting 
Chancellor. In the interim, 
confusion. 



A tense, tumultuous week preceded the 
board of trustees' meeting on October 7, 
but with a few brisk motions, recommended 
by the Executive Committee and passed 
unanimously by the full assemblage, the ad- 
ministrative hierarchy of the Amherst 
campus was temporarily reordered. 

Chairman of the Board Joseph Healey 
first submitted a letter of resignation from 
Chancellor Oswald Tippo. Dr. Tippo's res- 
ignation was accepted "as in the best 
interests of the System and the Amherst 
campus." A motion was introduced to 
appoint Randolph W. Bromery, vice-chan- 
cellor for student affairs, as interim chan- 
cellor. It was so voted. 

The first news of Chancellor Tippo's 
resignation appeared in an article in the 
Springfield Union, October 2. The Chan- 
cellor and "several other high ranking 
campus officials," the Union reported, had 
resigned in a dispute with President Robert 
Wood over budget and the role of the Am- 
herst campus in the University system. 

Rumor raged over the weekend, and the 
campus community, dismayed at losing a 
respected leader and fearful of "chaos" or 
"takeover," was restive on Monday. But 
Chancellor Tippo remained calm. Strolling 



out of Whitmore, he stopped to talk with a 
student he knew well. 

"What's the fuss about?" he asked 
blandly. 

"Something about a botany professor 
resigning," the student answered, and the 
Chancellor laughed. 

For most people, the occasion did not 
call for laughter. First as provost and then 
as chancellor, Oswald Tippo had been 
respected for his piloting the Amherst cam- 
pus to its present academic status. There 
was a sense of loss and a sense of frustra- 
tion. 

The dimensions of the present crisis were 
unclear, although there was little doubt of 




Oswald Tippo 



Tippo's resignation. Many felt that Amherst 
had lost a power struggle with the System, 
and that, in the future, the center of gravity 
would shift to the Boston campus. Said one 
faculty member, "Even if we win the battle 
of the budget, we've lost the war because 
we've lost Tippo." But no one really knew 
on what lines the battle was drawn. 

On Monday, the text of Dr. Tippo's letter 
to Chairman Healey was published. "Dear 
Joe," it read, "I write to submit my resigna- 
tion as Chancellor, University of Massachu- 
setts, Amherst, effective September 1, 1972 
or earlier if the Board wishes. It is my hope 
that I be granted sabbatical leave for one 
semester after which it is my wish to take 
up duties as professor of Botany. I want 
to take this opportunity to thank you per- 
sonally and the Board of Trustees for the 
support and encouragement you have ex- 
tended to me since I came to Amherst in 
1964." 

The Collegian reported that the Chan- 
cellor had declared he had "been in adminis- 
tration for thirty years" and that he had 
"had enough." The real conflict, The Col- 
legian opined, had been over a proposed 
transfer of trust funds from the Amherst 
campus to the President's System Office 
in Boston. The paper confirmed that Dr. 
Tippo had sent a letter of resignation to 
Chairman Healey. Letters of resignation 
from Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
Robert Gluckstern and Dr. Tippo's special 
assistant, David Clay, had been tendered to 
the Chancellor. Randolph Bromery was also 
reported to have resigned. 

Perhaps it was the wisdom of hindsight, 
but after the initial surprise, many people 
on campus said that it had only been a mat- 
ter of time. At some point there had to be 
a resolution of where the power rested, of 
how the Amherst campus would fare within 
a state-wide University system. 

The trustees' appointment of President 
Wood last year carried a clear mandate to 
render the University administration into a 
cohesive structure. This challenged the 
sense of autonomy the Amherst campus 
had enjoyed, an autonomy that may have 




Robert Wood 

been illusory but was the product of a na- 
tural evolution. For over a hundred years, 
the campus had been the University. The 
establishment of campuses at Boston and 
Worcester had been welcomed as an exten- 
sion of Amherst's glory rather than as a 
threat. Amherst was assured that the needs 
of the two new campuses would not be 
fulfilled at the expense of the old. 

During the time the new campuses were 
established, John Lederle served as Presi- 
dent. He continued to work on the Amherst 
campus, using the Amherst staff, and under 
the circumstances it was difficult for him 
to disassociate himself from the day-to-day 
affairs of the campus. When he left in 1970, 



the role of the presidency was redefined as 
embracing all three campuses, from a neu- 
tral location, with chancellors running each 
campus. 

Between Dr. Lederle's retirement and the 
accession of President Wood, Chancellor 
Tippo of the Amherst campus inherited by 
default many of the responsibilities and 
prerogatives which had been the President's. 
The structure that had been Dr. Lederle's 
base for the campus's phenomenal growth 
was now his. Also, Dr. Tippo had a close re- 
lationship with the trustees. Even when they 
found it necessary to accept his resignation, 
they passed a tribute to Dr. Tippo which 
said, in part, "As Chancellor he faced with 



resolution and imagination the problems of 
a large, complex, and diverse campus. He 
enjoys the respect and affection of students, 
faculty, and the community. The Board 
wishes him well in his continuing role as 
teacher and scholar." 

The growth, innovation, and overall im- 
provement at Amherst under President 
Lederle and Dr. Tippo were made possible, 
in part, by the use of trust funds. These 
are monies donated to or otherwise ac- 
quired by the University in addition to the 
state's allocation. They are used at the dis- 
cretion of the trustees. Some of the funds 
are restricted. Some, though unrestricted, 
have been traditionally earmarked for the 
campus. Still others were funds which had 
been made available by President Lederle 
for "seeding" innovative programs at Am- 
herst and, in general, providing for the 
needs of the school. 

When President Wood took office and 
gathered a staff in Boston, he began to guide 
the growth and direction of the University. 
His policies reflected two convictions: that 
the University must have a centralized 
structure, guided by the System Office, as 
the trustees had determined; and that the 
University must reach out and provide ap- 
propriate services to the people of the Com- 
monwealth. Meanwhile, Dr. Tippo went 
about fulfilling his responsibilities as chan- 
cellor in his own way. A first-class acade- 
mician with firm convictions on how a 
strong academic program ought to be built, 
and an administrator who had been free 
for so many years to develop the Amherst 
campus, he and the new President would 
inevitably come to loggerheads — or so peo- 
ple said, after the fact. 

If friction between the Chancellor and 
Dr. Wood, rather than the desire to teach 
botany, precipitated the Chancellor's resig- 
nation, it was probably the budget that 
brought matters to a head. 

Budgets for fiscal year 1971-72 had been 
drafted and redrafted throughout the spring 
and summer. They were presented to the 
Executive Committee of the trustees at the 
end of September. 



The Worcester and Boston budgets, 
drawn in a traditional way, were recom- 
mended for approval at the September 
meeting. The Amherst budget, always a 
weighty and complex document, was pre- 
sented for the first time in a program-ori- 
ented format. Although the trustees and the 
President were delighted with the new 
Amherst format, approval was postponed 
because there were certain areas of the 
budget which did not adhere to the program 
breakdown. The minutes quote the President 
as being concerned about "the dispersal pat- 
tern of the institutional allowance account 
for contingency purposes" and noting that 
the "UM/Amherst budget listing of Bank- 
head-Jones, Morrill-Nelson and Land Grant 
funds called for expenditures on books, pe- 
riodicals, and equipment which are system- 
wide in nature." He wished clarification on 
these matters, but added at another point 
that the problems he had identified were 
near resolution. 

The Chancellor responded at the time 
that he felt the Amherst campus budget cuts 
were fairly drastic. He noted, among other 
things, that support per student had dropped 
about 5°/o, and financial aid about q°/o, and 
went on to cite certain sums, designated for 
the System rather than Amherst use, which 
represented a particular hardship to the 
campus. 

The minutes quote him as saying that 
the transfer of $35,000 in the Amherst 
travel account to the System Office repre- 
sented one-sixth of all travel monies availa- 
ble for Amherst. The System Office required 
$40,000 for telephone services, and the 
Amherst campus had begun the year with 
$11,000 less in this account than it had last 
year. The equipment money to be trans- 
ferred to the System, $40,000, represented 
the total amount required to provide for 
new faculty members at Amherst. The 
System Office had requested an additional 
$75,000 of trust fund interest money from 
UM/Amherst to be supplemented by 
$100,000 in reserve for the trustees. Dr. 
Tippo stated further that approximately 
$90,000 was requested for transfer from 
Bankhead-Jones, Morrill-Nelson, and Land 



Grant funds. In all, these charges meant 
reduction of funds for UM/Amherst of 
$865,000. 

When the Chancellor's resignation be- 
came the subject of discussion, $850,000 
was the figure bandied about, along with 
the general question of allocation of trust 
funds. At the time of the Executive Com- 
mittee meeting, however, that sum did not 
appear to be the crux of the matter. 

If Dr. Tippo felt rebuffed at the trustees' 
acquiescence to the President's request for 
postponement of budget approval, he did 
not show it publicly. He did, however, hold 
a meeting with the faculty senate on Sep- 
tember 30, a Thursday, to explain the 
transfer of funds, indicating his feelings 
that these transfers would stunt the growth 
of the campus. 

Dr. Tippo read from a memo he had pre- 
pared in July which included recommen- 
dations on the transfer of funds : that over- 
head, educational allowance, nsf institu- 
tional grants and similar funds be assigned 
for use to the campus which generates the 
research and the other grants on which 
this income depends; that trust fund in- 
terest be allocated to the campus which 
produces the trust fund, except that rea- 
sonable amounts be transferred to the 
President's Office; that all campuses share 
in this responsibility; that the Land Grant, 
Bankhead-Jones and Morrill-Nelson funds 
continue to be budgeted by the Amherst 
campus in recognition of its historic land- 
grant functions and responsibilities; that 
Amherst endowment funds, other than 
those clearly unrestricted, continue to be 
allocated to this campus; that administra- 
tive allowance funds be employed for the 
intended administrative purposes, be they 
on the Amherst campus or elsewhere; that 
in no case should funds (or interest on such 
funds) derived from student fees or taxes 
be expended on any other campus. 

The faculty responded by forming a Com- 
mittee of Concern charged with drawing up 
a budget statement, including the Chancel- 
lor's recommendations, to submit to the 
board of trustees. Later, when the faculty 
learned of the Chancellor's resignation, the 




Randolph Bromery 

committee's purpose was redefined as "an 
attempt to avoid a repetition of the un- 
fortunate and unnecessary events which 
led to the resignation . . ." 

Throughout this time, the campus had been 
operating under a strain. Without a budget, 
expenditures were limited to one-twelfth of 
last year's allocation. It was difficult, if not 
impossible, to estimate what funds would be 
available for the fiscal year. No one, from 
the deans on down, had seen the budget in 
its various stages of development. When the 
issues involved in the Chancellor's resigna- 
tion appeared to hinge on that document, 
everyone was talking in a vacuum. 

The general confusion was not diminished 
by much of the news reporting. The trust 
funds, some reported, were to be transferred 
to, or even "redistributed" to, Boston, no 
distinction being made between the System 
Office in Boston and the Boston campus. 
The transfer was sometimes said to involve 
not only all trust funds, but also property 
holdings and student fees. Some papers 
went so far as to prophesy that UM/Boston 
would soon dwarf the Amherst campus. 

Another unsettling point was the question 
of just how many resignations had really 
been offered. There had even been some 
doubt about Dr. Tippo's, until his letter 
actually reached Chairman Healey on Mon- 
day. The resignations of Dr. Gluckstern and 
Dr. Bromery were not clarified until the 



board met Thursday. The two vice-chancel- 
lors' resignations would have had to be 
submitted to and acted upon by the trustees; 
but before the trustees met, Dr. Tippo told 
the press that he would "pocket veto" the 
resignations. Hence they never came before 
the board. 

One issue which did not appear to be 
obscure and which preoccupied most of the 
campus, was the question of who would be 
interim chancellor and how would his suc- 
cessor be chosen. It was feared by many 
that a new chancellor would represent the 
System on the campus rather than the other 
way around. As one administrator put it, 
"Tippo was Amherst's man in the System. 
Anyone else will be Wood's man on cam- 
pus." 

Dr. Tippo did not hold a convocation or 
make a public statement. For the most part, 
he was unavailable to the press and, in gen- 
eral, did not involve himself with the specu- 
lation on campus. Perhaps, at 59, he really 
was pleased to be out of the rat race. Joking 
with a student reporter, he said he thought 
he might grow a beard. 

The Chancellor's resignation was at the 
discretion of the board, and the Collegian 
said that he anticipated vacating his campus 
residence, the former President's House, in 
the near future. House hunting, reportedly, 
was his immediate concern. 

Even taking into account the tight hous- 
ing situation in Amherst, Dr. Wood had 
more pressing concerns that week. He ar- 
rived Monday for discussions with faculty 
and student leaders, and held a convocation 
Tuesday to put the matter before the entire 
campus. 

The proceedings were broadcast on the 
student station, wmua-fm, but more than 
1,000 people gathered in the Student Union 
ballroom to listen to the President in person. 

It would have been inaccurate to ascribe 
the tension in the room to hostility. The 
faculty, who were in the majority, were 
more worried than angry. There was a sense 
that a golden age for the Amherst campus 
was ended. They listened silently as Dr. 
Wood began his speech amid the whir of 
television cameras. 



After praising Dr. Tippo's accomplish- 
ments during his years of service, Dr. Wood 
turned his attention to the matter at hand. 
"I think," he said, "we must understand 
that our present situation does not turn on 
individual personalities so much as it turns 
on the stresses and strains of building a 
University system and the consequences 
of going from one to three campuses." Us- 
ing examples set by other university sys- 
tems to show that the present conflict was 
not unusual, he quoted the Carnegie Com- 
mission report on the need for "a high de- 
gree of sensitivity and flexibility on the part 
of both executives, a tolerance for ambi- 
guity as to their respective authority, and a 




After the fact, many people said a break 
between President Wood and Chancellor 
Tippo was inevitable. 



considerable measure of personal trust," in 
the relationship between a university sys- 
tem and its campuses. 

"For our purposes today," he continued, 
"I would like to deal with certain major 
questions and misunderstandings. I would 
begin by separating two quite different mat- 
ters : allocation authority retained in the 
System Office, and the cosf involved in 
staffing and running that office. Both are 
involved — and perhaps confused — in the 
reported $850,000 that figures so promi- 
nently in recent discussions. That sum is 
a mixture of state appropriations designed 
to help cover office costs and non-state 
funds (interest earned on trust funds, fed- 
eral grants, and endowments) to be allo- 
cated later to the campuses." 

He stressed the importance of trust funds 
as "malleable" resources available for in- 
novation, and the appropriateness of their 
being used at the discretion of the President 
and the trustees. He noted that most of 
these funds had already been reallocated 
to the campus and that the Amherst campus 
was receiving 30% more in unrestricted 
trust funds this year than it had spent last 
year. 

"It is important to understand," he said, 
"that in the case of all trust funds the 
amounts reserved by the trustees can be 
further allocated for program purposes. 
They are not for the operation of the Sys- 
tem Office." 

Dr. Wood concurred with several of the 
points raised by the Chancellor: research 
and endowment funds would remain on 
the generating campus. Student fees would 
also remain, although he did not mention 
whether interest on those fees would remain 
too. 

The money needed to operate the System 
Office was then dealt with. "This office has 
been growing . . . because it is taking on 
functions that used to be handled some- 
where else, as well as new functions. To 
date some $450,000 of the reported $850,000 
has been allocated for these purposes. At 
most, $345,000 of this can be attributed to 
the new requirements of the President's 
Office in our new location. The balance 



covers old costs of the President's Office 
when it was in Amherst and carried in the 
Amherst budget. . . . 

"But after all is said and done about le- 
gitimate transfers and salary increases, 
about old budgets in new budget lines, the 
fact remains that the System Office costs 
more, and a part of this cost is borne by 
each campus. This is not a conspiratorial 
fact of life. But it is a fact of life. I think 
and the trustees think that the Common- 
wealth stands to gain something substantial 
from this expenditure, and I hope that in 
two to five years it will become evident that 
each campus is likewise a beneficiary. . . . 

"For what is fundamentally at stake is 
not money or power but education: how do 
we — as teachers, scholars, administrators 
and students — best serve this Common- 
wealth and the coming generations," Presi- 
dent Wood concluded. 

The applause was polite. Then came the 
questions. "Aren't you moving away from 
us?" asked someone, referring to the Presi- 
dent locating his office in Boston. "How 
does this conflict relate to the future of the 
campus?" "If our programs are not in dan- 
ger, as you have assured us, why did the 
Chancellor quit?" "The system role is to 
make policy, the campus role to administer, 
but the line between the two is hard to 
delineate. How far down the line are you 
willing to come on making policy?" And, 
finally, "There is going to be a test soon, 
due to a vacancy, whether we have a right to 
make our own decisions. . . ." 

To all President Wood responded calmly, 
citing policy previously articulated in his 
talk that day, his investiture speech, and ap- 
pearances before the faculty senate to reas- 
sure his audience. And the audience, if not 
totally reassured, was willing to "wait and 
see." 

The next day, the Collegian reported 
Chancellor Tippo's response. This was to 
repeat much of the presentation he had 
made the previous week to the board of 
trustees and later to the faculty senate. 
He emphasized the hardship the $850,000 
transfer would entail. The Chancellor also 
took issue with Dr. Wood's statement that 



endowment transfers had never been con- 
templated, citing memoranda which sug- 
gested the contrary. Dr. Wood later said that 
the memos in question had been misinter- 
preted by the Chancellor. 

Wednesday's Collegian also carried an 
editorial : "With a quiet, low-keyed deliv- 
ery, the President recited his address, chock 
full of figures, and lulled his listeners from 
their hostility into a mood of soft serenity. 
By the time the address and ensuing ques- 
tion and answer period had finished, most 
of the crowd was wondering what the big 
deal was about in the first place. . . . Presi- 
dent Wood has handled the situation so 
well that [it] has become what one observer 




President Wood and Chairman Healey 

called a 'non-issue.' Only time will tell 
whether Wood's magic becomes our mis- 
take." 

The "non-issue" was still attracting at- 
tention on Thursday, when the board of 
trustees met. Everyone expected the im- 
mediate acceptance of the Chancellor's 
resignation and the appointment of an act- 
ing successor. The expectations were ful- 
filled and many fears diminished when 
Randolph Bromery was named. 

Another matter was also resolved at that 
meeting. President Wood, having received 
memoranda he had requested clarifying the 
use of certain funds, recommended that 
the Amherst budget be approved. 



At the press conference after the meeting, 
Dr. Wood and Dr. Bromery expressed the 
thought that this was "the conclusion of 
seven very active days." This was true. The 
campus rapidly returned to normal. Bill 
Bromery was the choice of much of the 
campus, and his appointment reduced fear 
that the appointment of a permanent chan- 
cellor would represent a "takeover." His 
remarks to the board and afterwards to 
the press did much to assure continuity. 

Dr. Bromery expressed appreciation that 
Vice-Chancellors Gluckstern and Campion 
had agreed to work with him and said, "I 
think the University of Massachusetts is 
the best state university in the country, 
thanks to the dedication of many people — 
particularly Dr. Tippo. His was one of the 
ablest administrations I have ever dealt 
with, and he is one of my closest personal 
friends." 

Quality improvement in the University 
system was a necessity according to Brom- 
ery. The President responded later that he 
hoped this was the beginning of a time 
when System and campus would move as 
one. 

Chairman Healey told the press: "The 
University is best served by a strong, central 
board of trustees. We brought in a strong 
administrator in Dr. Wood so that the Uni- 
versity — the whole University — would not 
get out of hand. But we don't want a chan- 
cellor in Amherst, or on the other campuses, 
to be at the bidding of President Wood. Dr. 
Bromery is his own man." 



A geophysicist 
at the helm 



Bill Bromery is a very tall man with light 
brown skin, short hair and a tiny mustache. 
He is a geophysicist, and now he is Acting 
Chancellor of the University of Massachu- 
setts at Amherst. 

Dr. Bromery 's decision to accept the post 
of acting chancellor could not have been an 
easy one. In an oblique reference to the ru- 
mor that he was one of the top candidates 
for the position of Secretary of Education of 
the Commonwealth, Dr. Bromery said his 
acceptance of the acting chancellorship had 
required much soul searching. "I had to 
make decisions which would affect the 
whole course of my future," he said. "The 
University is at the top of my priority list." 

Coming to the Amherst campus in 1967 as 
an associate professor of geophysics, Dr. 
Bromery was active in founding the Com- 
mittee for the Collegiate Education of Black 
Students (ccebs). In 1969, he was named full 
professor and chairman of his department. 
The following year he became vice-chancel- 
lor for student affairs. "As vice-chancellor 
I represented the students," he told the trus- 
tees, "As acting chancellor, I will continue 
to represent the students, although from a 
broader perspective. Following Chancellor 
Tippo's example, my door will be open." 

Although Bromery expressed a commit- 
ment to graduate education when accepting 
his appointment, saying that its graduate 
program made the Amherst campus unique, 
the Acting Chancellor was not specific when 
asked later about future policies. He did 
however, speak about his belief in the po- 
tential for public higher education. 

"We can take greater risks than can pri- 
vate institutions. We are obligated to take 
greater risks," he believes. "Because we are 
a public university, for example, we can 
challenge admissions criteria, like class 



standings and achievement scores. Private 
colleges cannot take these risks. They justify 
their existence on the 'excellence' of their 
student body, measured by these criteria. 

"This doesn't mean that the education of- 
fered at a public university cannot be excel- 
lent. Too often 'elitism' and 'academic ex- 
cellence' are equated. I believe minorities, 
the poor, deserve excellence. The excellence 
doesn't have to be restricted to academics. 
If you are teaching vocational art, that 
should be excellent. 

"Not that it's easy to achieve or maintain 
excellence. This is a very large, complex in- 
stitution. We are going to have to be more 
competent in our administration. You can 



have well managed programs that don't 
mean a thing. And in the context of educa- 
tion, it's hard to measure what programs do 
mean — what their output is, their impact. So 
we've got to pay more attention to the pro- 
gram itself than to its fiscal aspects." 

The new chancellor has moved quickly to 
increase the competence of his administra- 
tion. He appointed Dr. Robert Gage '38 as 
acting vice-chancellor for student affairs, 
and expressed his intention to depend more 
heavily than had Dr. Tippo on his vice- 
chancellors. "I believe in delegating respon- 
sibility, and I hope the vice-chancellors 
would also," he said. "We can only work as 
a whole team. The University should not be 




Bromery: working to achieve excellence without elitism. 



in trouble if something should happen to 
me." 

The Amherst campus is not monopolizing 
Chancellor Bromery's attention. "My prin- 
ciple focus," he says, "will be establishing 
a relationship between Amherst and the 
President's Office and Amherst and the 
other campuses. I believe in an open sys- 
tem. There should be free communication 
within the campus and within the system." 

On the day he was appointed, a reporter 
asked him whether he anticipated difficulties 
in his relationship with the President. 
Bromery grinned and said no, making a 
joking reference to the Amherst interpre- 
tation of the "political" atmosphere in the 
System Office. "Based on my experience in 
the Federal government, I recognize the 
style and understand the language," Brom- 
ery said. 

The Federal experience to which the 
Chancellor referred had begun in 1948 
when he went to work full time for the U.S. 
Geological Survey. Having proved his stam- 
ina in those years, he doesn't contemplate 
any difficulty handling the rigors of his 
new position. 

Chancellor Bromery is a veteran of World 
War II who hadn't thought of college. The 
Gl bill gave him the opportunity for higher 
education, but his high school background 
was a serious handicap. On the advice of 
the University of Michigan, he made up his 
deficiency in mathematics through a corres- 
pondence course at Brigham Young Univer- 
sity, and then entered Michigan as an en- 
gineering major. 

"I knew I wanted to be a scientist," he 
recalls, "and at the time I thought I wanted 
to be an applied scientist. But my math was 
terrible. And then I met a man named 
Clyde Love who turned me on to mathe- 
matics in an analytical geometry course." 
Bromery switched his major to mathematics, 
with a minor in physics. 

He also switched schools. In the summer 
of 1946, his mother became fatally ill, and 
Bromery transferred to Howard University 
to be near her. She died the following year, 
but he stayed on. He much preferred the 
social life at Howard. "There were very 



few blacks at Michigan then," he recalls. 
"Remembering the rough time I had there 
gave me a great deal of sympathy for the 
early ccebs students at UMass." 

After graduating from Howard, working 
full time, he earned a master's in geology 
and geophysics from the American Univer- 
sity. After another four years of study, 
still working full time and commuting 92 
miles six days a week to school, he received 
his doctorate from Johns Hopkins. Today 
he is the only black professional geophysi- 
cist with a doctorate, and he is one of four 
blacks who hold phd degrees in the earth 
sciences. There are 35,000 practicing earth 
scientists in the country. 

Not surprisingly, Dr. Bromery has called 
for a new emphasis on enrolling minorities 
and women in the University's graduate 
programs. He feels, however, that the Uni- 
versity has already established a policy of 
increasing enrollment opportunities for 
blacks. When a reporter suggested that, as 
acting chancellor, he would favor blacks, 
Bromery looked surprised and replied 
firmly that he represented the whole 
campus. Commenting later, he said that if 
there is fear of racial favoritism and hos- 
tility to him on campus, he does not believe 
it is widespread. 

Support for him, on the other hand, is 
widespread. He is respected and trusted, 
and the campus has been quiet and recep- 
tive since his appointment. Bromery as- 
sesses the campus attitude as relatively 
indifferent: 

"I think people just want to get back to 
the business of education. And rightly so. 
They feel that the administration is there 
to stop things from getting in the way." 

KSG 



When a reporter suggested that, as 
acting chancellor, he would favor 
blacks, Bromery looked surprised 
and replied firmly that he repre- 
sented the whole campus. 



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An exceptional man 
of extraordinary gifts 

FREDERICK 5. TROY '31 

It is difficult to do justice to Oswald 
Tippo who, with boundless energy 
and unrelenting dedication, guided 
the Amherst campus to its present 
eminence. 



The resignation of a top University official 
is normally the occasion for polite regrets 
and conventional tributes. But the resigna- 
tion of Dr. Oswald Tippo, Chancellor of the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 
calls for something more, for he is an ex- 
ceptional man of extraordinary gifts, who 
first as Provost, working with the very able 
President, John Lederle, and then as Chan- 
cellor, provided the University with pre- 
cisely the quality of leadership it needed 
in one of its most critical periods of devel- 
opment. Dr. Tippo came to us in 1964 
shortly after President Lederle had under- 
taken the thorny task of convincing Massa- 
chusetts that it needed and could have a 
great public university; he leaves the chan- 
cellorship in 1971 with a record of accom- 
plishment so impressive that it is difficult 
to do him justice. 

The first quality that impressed all of us 
who have worked closely with Dr. Tippo is 
his thoroughgoing professionalism: he is 
completely at home in the academic world 
on all its levels. For many years he was a 
successful teacher; then he moved into ad- 
ministrative work as Dean of the Graduate 
School at the University of Illinois; later he 
returned to teaching as Chairman of the 
Department of Botany at Yale. After Yale 
he was Chancellor of the University of 
Colorado, Vice-President of New York 



University and then returned to his Alma 
Mater as Provost. 

He knows the world of higher education 
intimately, and he is widely known and 
respected in that world as both a scientist 
and administrator. And it should be stressed 
that though Dr. Tippo is an exceptionally 
able administrator, he has never lost the 
intellectual habits of the scholar and sci- 
entist: he has never lost sight of the fact 
that university administration is only a 
means to an end — the creation of a dis- 
tinguished faculty to teach able students so 
that knowledge may be both created and 
transmitted. He set very high standards for 
himself and for others, and the result for 
the University has been growth not merely 
in numbers but in excellence as well. 

His years at the University have been 
both exciting and difficult, but as Provost, 
Dr. Tippo was fortunate to be working with 
as gifted and understanding a man as Presi- 
dent Lederle. Together they made a formi- 
dable team. Any university that adds the 
equivalent of an Amherst College to its 
entering class year after year, that must 
develop a first-rate graduate school almost 
from scratch, that must seek out the most 
gifted scholars, deans and department heads 
to manage the newly-expanded areas, that 
must provide genuine education and some 
kind of orderly campus life for thousands 
of students in an age of student revolt and 
protest, must inevitably be an institution 
that will suffer severe stresses and strains. 
And the University did, though not as 
severely as many other institutions facing 
lesser problems. But one always had the 
feeling, under this leadership, that the Uni- 
versity was on the right road. One of Dr. 
Tippo's first recommendations to the Uni- 
versity Trustees was that we give absolute 
priority to building the University Library, 
which in 1964 lagged woefully behind our 
needs. Only recently the library received 
its millionth volume, and what this achieve- 
ment means in terms of difficulties over- 
come through tough resolution and re- 
sourceful allocation of funds from many 
sources only those most concerned will ap- 
preciate. He also addressed himself to 



raising faculty salaries and to the vital task 
of recruiting a really distinguished faculty 
in both teaching and research. The trustees, 
at first startled and not a little alarmed at 
the proposed salary schedule, soon yielded 
to his sharply-informed and highly factual 
recommendations. Similarly, he needed no 
urging to recognize the importance to our 
national reputation of the University Press 
and the Massachusetts Review. He strength- 
ened their financial support and the morale 
of their editors by showing a keen personal 
interest in their work. 

But leadership in a large university in- 
volves far more than the support of particu- 
lar programs : it also calls for a certain style 
and spirit, the ability to create a sense, in all 
the complex areas of a large institution, of 
momentum, vitality and growth. This the 
Chancellor achieved superbly. He undertook 
the almost impossible task of really know- 
ing his faculty, administrators, and, if not 
all the student body, at least the student 
leaders. His capacity for work has become 
legendary, and the fact that he performed it 
with decisiveness yet easy good humor and 
without arrogance or cant has had much to 
do with the trust and confidence that all 
thoughtful members of the University have 
shown in him. 

Dr. Tippo also built an excellent adminis- 
trative staff. William James once remarked 
that a primary value of a liberally educated 
man is his ability to recognize a good man 
when he sees him. Certainly as Provost and 
Chancellor, Dr. Tippo proved that he could. 
In a very short time he found top-notch 
men to serve in his administration, almost 
all from within the University, reaching into 
such diverse fields as physics, botany, phil- 
osophy, geophysics and English — and even 
moving out to pluck a successful executive 
from the New York Times. A humanely edu- 
cated and able administrative staff is of crit- 
ical importance in a large university. It 
must have the trust and respect of both 
faculty and students. Once the suspicion 
grows that an administration is a mere 
bureaucracy composed of faceless men con- 
cerned only with budgets, computers and 
statistics, isolated from the real interests 



11 




Tippo: a "dangerous man" because he had no 

and problems of the faculty and students, an 
institution can count on serious trouble. Dr. 
Tippo's team was composed of not only 
efficient but humane men, deeply concerned 
i with every aspect of University life and 
embodying much that is finest in the Uni- 
versity spirit. 

Like all university leaders in our time, Dr. 
Tippo had to come to grips with the new 
spirit of student unrest — with student in- 
sistence upon their rights, privileges and 
power within the university community. 
And here, too, he was highly successful. The 
reasons for his success were simple enough: 
he really likes and trusts students, and he 
got to know as many of the student leaders 



personal ambition, 

as he possibly could. He was frank, sym- 
pathetic and friendly with them and quickly 
responsive to what he believed was sound 
and workable in their programs. In his 
personal relations with students he taught 
many of them, by example, that the real 
"gap" to be concerned about is not the gen- 
eration gap but the one that yawns in every 
generation between honest men of what- 
ever age who have achieved something 
through sincerity, devotion and hard work 
and the hollow men — the time-servers and 
operators. In his relations with students — 
indeed, in his relations with everyone — he 
brought humor into everything he did, a 
humor sometimes earthy, often irreverent 



and always funny. W. H. Auden once de- 
fined a friend as one who laughs at our 
jokes. If this be true, Tippo must have a 
thousand friends. There were few meetings 
throughout the years, whether formal or in- 
formal, that he failed to spark with his quick 
and original wit and humor. 

Yet everyone could sense his underlying 
seriousness and the intensity of his deter- 
mination to move the University of Massa- 
chusetts to its rightful place among the very 
best universities in America. He once 
startled a large University audience at Con- 
vocation by describing himself as a "danger- 
ous man." He meant that he was dangerous 
because he was no longer concerned with 
personal ambitions and therefore was invul- 
nerable to the pressures and fears that lead 
some to compromise their deepest convic- 
tions. Only a strong man can deal from 
strength — and the University is the better 
for his having taught everyone this simple 
but important truth. 

The impact of his mind, work and exam- 
ple will be felt in the University at Amherst 
for years to come. The man who will succeed 
him as Acting Chancellor, Dr. Randolph W. 
Bromery, a member of his administrative 
team and a close personal friend, is another 
gifted scholar-administrator and a man 
deeply committed to public higher educa- 
tion. And most of his other colleagues will 
continue in their posts. 

Dr. Tippo will return to his first enthu- 
siasm — the study of botany. He intends to 
teach introductory botany and possibly offer 
a course to upperclassmen on some aspect 
of university education. It is pleasant to 
contemplate all of that abundant energy be- 
ing poured once more into university teach- 
ing; pleasant, too, to think of him enjoying 
a little leisure; and also pleasant to think 
that his charming wife, Emmy, may see a 
little more of him. When asked by a student 
reporter what he would do now that he had 
resigned from administrative duties, he 
replied that he'd like to teach again — and 
probably grow a beard. 

"Barnie" Troy has been a member of the 
board of trustees since 1963. 



Bulwark against 
barbarism 



ROBERT DYER 

To have a perspective on the 
present we must understand the 
past. The study of the classics, the 
traditional education of free men, 
is particularly relevant in these 
days of social transition. 

Discrimination against women in Western 
culture began in the Greek concept of the 
family. The concept of a fixed social order 
governed by Providence, which was the 
ethic of early American slave owners and 
aristocrats, was based on Plato. The ideal of 
the rational man and his self -discipline was 
evolved by Plato and Aristotle. Our concept 
of duty to God, country and the army is 
Roman in origin. The social values on which 
American justice and democracy are based 
go back to two ancient political systems 
which failed completely : Athenian demo- 
cracy and Ciceronian republicanism. 

Today, when relevance is the credo of 
education, it is slowly dawning on the col- 
lege student that study of the classics may 
be the key to his understanding of the twen- 
tieth century. 

Classical education is not a eulogy of the 
past. The classical values of individualism, 
justice, responsibility, simplicity, duty and 
success are not taught as inevitable compo- 
nents of Western civilization, nor are the 
characters of Achilles, Odysseus, Antigone, 
Demosthenes, Julius Caesar and Aeneas 
presented as ineluctably admirable charac- 
ters. The classics lecture room is open to the 
debate between those who cherish the tradi- 
tional Western value system and those who 
seek to reject parts of it. 



Students are searching for values to ad- 
here to and for a sense of being a person 
free from the determining pressures of soci- 
ety and the economy. But if the leaders of 
the new generation choose, in the course of 
this search, to reject the values transmitted 
to them by society, they must act, not as 
barbarians, trampling on things they do not 
understand, but in conscious awareness of 
the system, its modifications and its chal- 
lenges through its history. 

The student entering college usually has 
a confused and fragmented view of Western 
civilization and the basis of the American 
way of life. The values against which his 
"counter culture" rebels, such as duty, so- 




cial order and organization, and ethics, have 
never been explained in the context of the 
system within which they originated. Even 
if he champions these traditional values, his 
attitude is often a naive chauvinism, bellig- 
erent because it is irrational. He becomes 
another of the uneducated masses whose 
loyalty, vote and decisions can be manipu- 
lated by the latest political catch phrase. 

It is our tragedy if weak curricula, bad 
teaching, over-professionalized faculty and 
the dollar sign in the college degree have 
created a humanities education which leaves 
the student no other option than to blindly 
rebel or blindly follow. 

The study of the humanities has tradi- 



tionally been the cornerstone of independ- 
ent thought. The concept originated with 
Cicero in Rome as the training in human 
psychology necessary for the aristocrat, pol- 
itician or lawyer who must lead and manip- 
ulate public opinion. It was always in- 
tended as a practical education for such 
people. The allied concept of the liberal arts 
has always implied the education of a free 
man, able to administer with humanity, wis- 
dom and authority those who could not 
aspire to his freedom. These educational 
systems centered until recently on a classi- 
cal education : Greek and Latin language 
and literature, ancient history and philoso- 
phy, together with more recent writers, 
thinkers and periods which could be shown 
to have influenced Western culture or the 
student's national culture. 

This education was exported to the 
American colonies, where the liberal arts 
college and many private schools were mod- 
elled on it. Soon Americans were seeking to 
give their children a liberal education, as the 
one which would best fit them to be free 
men or leaders in the new republic. 

It might be argued that many American 
colleges mimicked the form of British and 
European liberal education without under- 
standing the purpose of its content. In any 
event, the schools began to stress England 
and Europe rather than Greece and Rome as 
important in the American tradition. Even 
so, the goals of education remained the 
same. The private colleges and the parents 
who sent their children to them were sure 
that a good liberal education guaranteed a 
good future in society. 

The system of public higher education in 
the United States, although it held to the 
premise that a good education led to a good 
life, diluted the liberal arts tradition still 
further. A little Latin language was pre- 
served as a token and as a background for 
English literature and language, but a, 
knowledge of European and American his- 
tory, with French and some critical-creative 
appreciation of Western literature thrown 
in, seemed enough "cultural background." 

Those who fought for an egalitarian soci- 
ety, equal education and opportunity for all, 



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opposed the old liberal education as elitist 
and not meeting the needs of all the people. 
It has been argued that this philosophy has 
resulted in discrimination. For example, H. 
Rap Brown observed that the white Ameri- 
can establishment had oppressed blacks by 
offering them at school no alternative to the 
Judeo-Christian ethic of humility and self- 
sacrifice while educating its own children in 
the Greco-Roman ethic of force and power. 
Brown and his fellows misunderstood those 
Greco-Roman values, but this argument 
does highlight a truth about America. Blacks 
and other groups were systematically ex- 
cluded, through the curriculum offered in 
the state education system, from the train- 
ing in the liberal arts which had originally 
been designed to develop social leaders. 

Classics professors have the opportunity 
to reverse these tendencies in American 
education. They cannot rely on the long 
school background in Greek and Latin, 
once taken for granted, although the Clas- 
sics Program at the University is winning 
national recognition, under the leadership 
of Professor Gilbert Lawall, for its efforts 
to improve the standard and speed of Latin 
teaching. But now, even without this back- 
ground, they can make the value systems of 
the classical past intelligible to the modern 
student using theories in the behavioral sci- 
ences and other disciplines. 

The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, 
for example, has shown that "primitive" 
tribes may have complex, totally logical 
value systems which can be understood by 
studying the myths which contain their 
central structural beliefs about the universe. 
Despite the contradictory nature of some of 
these myths, it is possible to predict what 
behavior will seem rational to the tribe. An- 
other modern approach which can be used 
to interpret the classical past is that of Ernst 
Cassirer, the philosopher, who speaks of 
forms perceived by people as becoming 
symbolically manifested in language or in 
such structures as the state. 

With these theories in mind, a simple 
introductory course can be constructed 
around the early Greek myths of gods and 
their relationship to men and the social 



values which resulted. In these myths, the 
sky-god Zeus presided over a council of 
supernatural forces, each with a will which 
could be understood and influenced by the 
prayers and behavior of men. Only Zeus 
had sufficient power not to be overridden 
by the council. He in return was bound to 
abide by principles of fair play. This reli- 
gious system, besides offering comfortable 
"outs" when your prayers failed, served as 
a model for the male assumption of power 
in the family, for the operation of (and 
search for) presidential power on councils of 
authority, and for the attitudes of lovers. 
Modern psychologists are showing that 
the individual, especially before he acquires 




a stable identity, acts out various roles 
which match paradigms in his family my- 
thology, his reading and his experience. 
This is particularly true of roles in love 
relationships. The Greeks often used the 
god-man relationship as a model for love, 
where one member was the powerful god 
giving favors and punishments, the other 
the grateful servant worshipful and obedi- 
ent. In the Symposium, Plato singles out 
pederasty as the purest form of love. 

Another important paradigm for behavior 
is the hero. Many Greeks imitated Achilles 
in the Iliad and tried to show by success in 
sport, war or some other competitive ac- 
tivity that they were, like him, the chosen 



of the gods. Thus the Greeks, modelling 
themselves on the arrogant narcissism of 
Achilles, rejected social structures which 
obstructed freedom of opportunity to com- 
pete on equal terms. At first, Athenian 
democracy seemed ideal for such men, but 
the collective will of the people was too un- 
stable to administer the great power of 
Athens. The system quickly and dismally 
failed, for reasons brilliantly analyzed by 
Thucydides, who left his history as an ever- 
lasting warning against democracy. 

Euripides helped in savage, logical plays 
to debunk many of the myths on which this 
value system had been based and to show 
that man was subject to irrational forces of 
human psychology and external chance. The 
old myths lingered on for a few generations 
in men like Demosthenes, but the Greeks 
were disoriented and in need of new value 
systems. 

The student can explore his own attitudes 
to this system and its component parts in 
his identification with, or rejection of, char- 
acters in Homer and Greek tragedy, and 
thus shape his attitude to classical values 
still present in the American way of life. 
But for a sterner training he must advance 
to the study of Greek society and those so- 
cial systems which were advanced by the 
intellectuals, notably by Plato and Aristotle, 
after the collapse of democracy. 

Roman values can best be studied after 
the Greek, but they are the most relevant 
to American experience. Every American 
recognizes the traditional virtues of duty 
and responsibility in Cicero's writing, in 
Vergil's Georgics and Aeneid, and in 
Horace. Just these virtues are most in ques- 
tion among the younger generation, and 
Rome gives us an intellible ground on which 
to debate them. 

To fully understand the relationship be- 
tween the present and our traditional values, 
the student who has time and motivation 
must study a much longer time span than 
ancient Greece and Rome. But it is simplest 
for him to begin there, for nearly all later 
modifications were made by men educated 
in the classics and can best be understood 
in terms of the classical background. 



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The Classics Program recognizes that 
many Americans also owe allegiance to a 
second cultural traditions, and it offers 
courses on Hebrew and Armenian language 
and culture. There is also attention given 
now, throughout the University, to the 
African traditions of black Americans and 
to Islam. 

The humanities programs of the future 
may embrace the value systems of all the 
great cultures foreign to America, explained 
according to their own logic. There are also 
detectable in the myths of modern America 
alternative value systems, based on the 
astrophysical theory of an ever-expanding 
universe, subject to chance evolution (the 
God has a spirit of adventure people), and 
on the psychologists' concept of healthy 
inter-personal relationships (the commune 
people). In the future, an individual will not 
be bound by his Western tradition, but will 
choose from many systems that which best 
suits his individual beliefs. He will be a 
citizen of the world, independent of all 
systems. 

Today the American student still wants 
to be an American and to improve the 
American way of life. His attitude appears 
to be a rejection of the classical world-view, 
with its emphasis on war, nationalism, male 
chauvinism, competition and duty. But as he 
moves away from this ancestral heritage, 
we must remind him that we have all ab- 
sorbed the myths and attitudes of that tra- 



dition. No one can create new systems for 
America in a blind trampling of these val- 
ues. If we are to be truly free of our past 
and able to modify the inculcated models 
of behavior, then we must each understand 
and be able to explain the logic of that sys- 
tem which is our peculiar property — West- 
ern civilization in America. 

A professor of classics at the University, 
Robert Dyer is a New Zealander who 
taught in his native country, Australia, and 
the United Kingdom before coming to the 
United States in ig66. 



Suggested reading 

A. W. Gouldner, The Hellenic World: a socio- 
logical analysis (Harper Torchbooks, $1.95) : 
A critical analysis of Greek values by a 
modern sociologist. This study is a useful 
balance to books which praise the Greek 
way of life too effusively, e.g. C. M. Bowra, 
The Creek Experience (Mentor Books, $1.25). 

F. M. Cornford, From Religion to Philisophy 
(Harper Torchbooks, $2.25) : Rather out of 
date, but a useful attempt to show the rela- 
tionship of Greek philosophy to more primi- 
tive ideas. 

Claude Levi-Strauss, The Savage Mind (Uni- 
versity of Chicago Press, Phoenix Books, 
$3.25) : The most important work in struc- 
turalist anthropology. It suggests ways to un- 
derstand the beliefs and systems of cultures 
which appear different or primitive to us. 

Ernst Sassirer, Essay of Man (Bantam Books, 
950); The Philosophy of Symbolic Form (3 
vols., Yale University Press, $8.15); The 
Myth of the State (Yale University Press, 
$2.25) : These works by a great modern 
philosopher suggest new ways of relating 
higher forms of human activity, such as 
political structures, to underlying forms of 
thought which can be seen in myths, stories, 
language or symbolic structures. 

G. S. Kirk, Myth: it's meaning and functions 
in ancient and other cultures (University of 
California Press, $7.95) : A good survey by a 
classicist of modern approaches to the ancient 
myths. 



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On Campus 



A long time coming 

The University of Massachusetts is a great 
institution and there is widespread interest 
in working to make it better. 

That was the attitude of members of the 
University community and other citizens of 
the Commonwealth as related in interviews 
conducted by the Lavin Company of Bos- 
ton. The company, which had been hired by 
the board of trustees and President Wood 
to conduct a study of the feasibility and or- 
ganization of a complete development pro- 
gram at the University, reported that "in the 
hundreds of feasibility studies which the in- 
terviewers have conducted for other clients, 
seldom have we experienced quite such a 
favorable and positive attitude." 

The "Lavin Report" contains no great 
revelations, unless it is a revelation to skep- 
tics that the continually improving quality 
of faculty, students and programs at UMass 
have culminated in general good will. The 
report is a working document, suggesting 
ways to capitalize on that good will so that 
the University might realize more voluntary 
support for its programs. The need now is 
for more flexible monies than the State will 
allocate, and the need in the future will be 
for more money, period, as tax support is 
not expected to grow commensurately with 
the pressures on the University to accom- 
modate more and more students. 

The University, with its three campuses, 
has been a significant public investment. 
The capital fund appropriation from the 
Commonwealth totalled $156,000,000 in 
1969-1970. In that year, the University's 
operating budget was $107,883,774, 51% 
of which was allocated by the State. 

Although UMass has received considera- 
ble support from the Commonwealth, non- 
state funds have also been vital. In 1969-70, 
they represented 49°/o of operating costs. 



In the past, the University had not made an 
organized effort to secure these funds. A 
development program as outlined in the 
Lavin Report would accomplish this. 

In any institution, the development program 
encourages support "by making friends and 
involving many persons in its programs." 
For the University to do this, the Lavin Re- 
port recommends significant improvement 
in both internal and external communica- 
tions. The interviewers found, for example, 
that very few businessmen were truly in- 
formed about UMass, although they were 
favorably disposed toward it. The alumni 
also did not feel informed about or involved 
in the affairs of their Alma Mater. 

Armed with improved communications 
and a "case" for the need of philanthropic 
support, the Lavin Company is optimistic 
about the University's development poten- 
tial. There would be three aspects to the 
development program: consistent annual 
giving by all elements of the constituency, 
the promotion of deferred giving through 
bequests, trusts and annuities, and occa- 
sional capital campaigns. 

The leadership for the program would 
come first from the trustees and the Presi- 
dent. The report recommends also that a 
Development Council be established which 
would be concerned with the overall pro- 
gram. Members would be broadly repre- 
sentative of the University's public, and 
the council would be responsible to the 
President and the trustees. 

The active involvement of people, accord- 
ing to the report, will make the development 
program work. Committees of volunteers 
are proposed to act as liaison with particu- 
lar constituencies, such as alumni and par- 
ents, and to encourage certain kinds of do- 
nations, such as deferred, foundation and 
corporate gifts. 

The Massachusetts Foundation would 
continue as an important part of the Uni- 
versity's fund raising structure. As a private 
organization, it is an ideal vehicle for the 
University to accept and manage property, 
annuity trusts, ten year trusts, uni-trusts, 
insurance gifts, and other kinds of deferred 



gifts. Donors can be assured that the use of 
their gifts will be free of political or govern- 
mental influence or interference. 

Under the proposed structure, the Foun- 
dation would have a complementary rather 
than a competitive role, working closely 
with the Development Office and the De- 
velopment Council. The Lavin Report sug- 
gests many changes for the Foundation, 
among them that it reconstitute its member- 
ship to be representative of the entire Uni- 
versity and include groups other than trus- 
tees, administrators and alumni. Members 
of the Board of Governors would take a 
leadership role in fund raising. 

The report concludes with a proposed 
timetable that is almost intimidating in its 
scope. But Ed Lashman and other University 
officials are eager to launch the campaign. 
The Vice President for Development ex- 
plains, "American society institutionalized 
its philanthropy a long time ago. UMass is 
late in making an organized attempt to at- 
tract that philanthropy. Finally, with the 
Lavin Report as a basis, we feel we can 
move quickly. 

"But I hasten to emphasize that the re- 
port isn't Moses speaking from Mount 
Sinai. It only proposes action. It is up to the 
President and the trustees to make policy 
commitments. When they do, the Develop- 
ment Office will act." 

It's time to talk of cabbages . . . 

The people who developed the crookless 
squash are now working on a one-foot 
cabbage. 

The crookless squash is the famed Wal- 
tham Butternut, which won the All- Ameri- 
can Selection award when it was introduced 
in 1970. It has no crook, more meat, better 
flavor and color, and gives growers an aver- 
age of 28 per cent more marketable squash. 
The Waltham Butternut, a cross-between an 
African squash and a New Hampshire but- 
ternut, the latter being a cross between a 
butternut and a Korean squash, took four- 
teen years to develop. 

The one-foot cabbage (the name has 
nothing to do with locomotion) is a new 



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variety being bred to grow in one square 
foot of space. The typical field of cabbage 
spreads out and needs a square yard of 
growing space, but the new Waltham va- 
riety is smaller and grows up, rather than 
out. 

Both are examples of research by Pro- 
fessor Robert E. Young at the University's 
Waltham Suburban Experiment Station, 
formerly called the Waltham Field Station. 
During four decades at Waltham, his work 
in selective plant breeding has produced 
over forty improved varieties of vegetables 
and has made the name Waltham known 
wherever vegetables are grown in this 
country. 

Waltham 29 broccoli has been the most 
important variety of freezing broccoli in the 
country for the past fifteen years and the 
Waltham high color carrot is increasing in 
use faster than any other carrot variety in 
the country. In fact it has made possible the 
10,000-acre Florida carrot industry. The 
Waltham mildew-resistant hybrid tomato 
helps keep Bay State greenhouse tomato 
growers competitive with those in the rest 
of the country. 

There are new menaces to vegetables, and 
Waltham is responding by developing va- 
rieties that resist air pollution damage. 

"At the present time it is almost impossi- 
ble to grow greenhouse tomatoes in eastern 
Massachusetts without seeing air pollution 
damage. It has been reported on spinach 
grown on Cape Cod. Squash, cucumbers, 
pumpkins and similar plants are also sus- 
ceptible to air pollution effects. If we are 
going to continue to grow these we will 



have to develop resistant varieties," ex- 
plained Dr. J. A. Naegele, Waltham's direc- 
tor. "We are starting now to develop va- 
rieties that will be resistant to this and to 
develop new genetic stocks that will have 
a higher threshold of response to air pollu- 
tion than our current plants do." 

Familiar names in new positions 

The first week as Acting Chancellor was 
particularly hectic for Randolph Bromery 
as he tried to assume his new duties while 
still fulfilling his responsibilities as vice- 
chancellor for student affairs. The prompt 
appointment of Dr. Robert W. Gage re- 
lieved Dr. Bromery of much of that pres- 
sure. 

The new acting vice-chancellor for stu- 
dent affairs was promoted from his position 
of director of human services. Dr. Gage is 
an alumnus, Class of '38. In i960 he be- 
came director of health services, and during 
part of the time he held that position he 
was head of the department of public 
health. The Metawampe Award, given by 
the senior class, was presented to him in 
1968 in recognition of his continued efforts 
in health counseling. Last summer he as- 
sumed the post of director of human serv- 
ices, and in that capacity was responsible 
for the services offered by the Infirmary, 
mental health, psychological counseling, 
career counseling and placement, and com- 
munity development and human relations. 

John DeNyse and Daniel Melley have 
also been promoted to new positions in the 
reorganized Amherst administration. De- 
Nyse, who has been personnel director since 
1965, is now director of personnel and 
financial services. A 1950 UMass graduate, 
he returned to campus in 1953 to work in 
the cashier's office, and transferred to per- 
sonnel five years later. In his new position, 
he will be responsible for the bursar's office 
and for personnel, accounting and adminis- 
trative data processing. 

Another alumnus, Dan Melley '55, is now 
director of public affairs. After earning an 
ms degree in public relations from the bu 
School of Public Communications, he came 



to the University in 1961 as assistant news 
and publications editor. In 1964, the year he 
coached the undefeated UMass College 
Bowl Team, he became news director. In his 
new position, he is in charge of news, pub- 
lications, radio and television, photographic 
and cinematography services, and special 
events. Joseph Marcus, who had previously 
served as director of public affairs, has re- 
turned to the School of Engineering as as- 
sociate dean. 

Harvey L. Friedman, the new director of 
the Labor Relations and Research Center, is 
an exception to this roster of promotions in 
that he is not an alumnus. A graduate of 
Clark University and Boston University 
Law School, he came to UMass in 1965 as 
assistant director of the Center. The Center, 
which provides a graduate program leading 
to a Master of Science degree in labor 
studies, does both pragmatic and theoreti- 
cal research in the area of labor studies and 
assists in other campus programs where 
there is an academic or research component 
in labor studies. Prof. Friedman succeeds 
Ben B. Seligman, the Center's first director, 
who died in October 1970. 

Kudos to the faculty 

It was the ninth occasion that the Distin- 
guished Teacher Awards were presented to 
three members of the Amherst faculty. At 
the opening convocation ceremonies in Sep- 
tember, Oswald Tippo, as Chancellor, cited 
Dr. Thomas T. Amy of the physics and 
astronomy department, Dr. Ian B. Thomas 
of the electrical engineering department, and 
Mrs. Barbara J. White of the department of 
zoology for "manifest excellence in the art 
of teaching and outstanding devotion to 
the cause of education." The professors, 
who received a $1,000 stipend with the 
award, were chosen by an all-University 
committee. 

Mrs. White, who has been teaching at 
UMass since 1961, is the first woman to 
receive the award. Dr. Amy has been on the 
staff since 1966, and Dr. Thomas since 
1967. 

Dr. Thomas's teaching was also cited 



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outside the University. The Western Elec- 
tric Fund Award, in the amount of $i,ooo, 
was presented to him for his "outstanding 
contributions to both undergraduate and 
graduate education in electrical engineer- 
ing" and "significant professional contribu- 
tions in his particular area of research and 
in his many committee activities both on 
and off campus." 

Associate Professor Thomas has an un- 
usual specialty. He has designed electronic 
instruments that visually display speech 
patterns and is nationally known for his 
work in sound, speech, and problems of the 
deaf. 

Dr. Larry S. Roberts, an associate profes- 
sor in the zoology department, received the 
1971 Henry Baldwin Medal for "excellence 
in research in the field of parasitology." 
The American Society of Parasitologists 
made the award to Dr. Roberts, whose re- 
search has been directed to the study of the 
development of tapeworms in their verte- 
brate hosts and the study of Ergasilus, a 
copepod parasite that lives in the gills of 
fish. 

The contributions of Dr. Richard S. Stein 
to the development of optical techniques for 
studying high polymers were recognized in 
September when he won the 1972 American 
Chemical Society Award in the chemistry of 
plastics and coatings. Dr. Stein, who re- 
ceived a $1,000 award from the Borden 
Foundation, Inc., is Commonwealth Profes- 
sor of Chemistry and director of the Poly- 
mer Research Institute at the University. 

The 1971 Rudolph Hering Medal was be- 
stowed upon Bernard B. Berger for his paper 
"Engineering Evaluation of the Virus Haz- 
ard in Water." Dr. Berger, director of the 
Water Resources Research Center, received 
the award from the American Society of 
Civil Engineers. His paper showed that the 
threat to the public of pathogenic viruses 
in drinking water had not yet been elimi- 
nated. On the other hand, known control 
techniques could be depended on to protect 
the public health if rigorously enforced. 
"Unfortunately, few water suppliers ob- 
serve the necessary vigilance to this end," 
Professor Berger commented. 




Piaffe II 

A professor of art, Robert Mallary, 
received the $1,000 first prize in a new Inter- 
national Silver Company sculpture competi- 
tion conducted by the University of Con- 
necticut Foundation. His award-winning 
sculpture is named "Piaffe II." 

Honorable mention at the sculpture com- 
petition went to John Townsend for "Tree 
Figure." Townsend is an associate professor 
of art and director of graduate studies at 
UMass. 

Down with spelling bees 

"Against stupidity the gods themselves con- 
tend in vain." 

Donald Freeman acknowledges Schiller's 
point, but he is nevertheless willing to en- 
gage in ungodly contention against it. The 
object of his assault is the prevalent preju- 
dice against poor spelling. 

Freeman is chairman of the program in 
linguistics and an associate professor. A 
perfect speller, he points out that the con- 
nection between good qualities and good 
spelling began with Dr. Samuel Johnson 
and his dictionary. "Before the eighteenth 
century," he says, "people didn't really care. 
Spelling was just an attempt to represent 
pronunciation. Many spelling conventions 
were introduced by printers." 

Any magazine editor could corroborate 
the wayward attitude printers have toward 
words, but the pre-Johnson era was marked 



by far greater liberties than we see today. 
"In the Renaissance," Dr. Freeman says, 
"when the printer came to the end of the 
line and had space left, he'd arbitrarily in- 
sert letters — such as extra vowels — to justify 
the line." 

The printer's whim of yesteryear has left 
us a peculiar heritage: namely, peculiar 
spelling. And yet people persist in associat- 
ing lack of neatness, morality and intelli- 
gence with poor spelling. 

This is Dr. Freeman's thesis and in his 
courses this semester he is trying to impress 
it upon the future teachers of English. Cre- 
ative thought, rather than the mechanical 
skill spelling represents, should have pri- 
ority with them. To reinforce his point, the 
linguistics professor explains that, very 
often, bad spelling arises because a word 
is mispronounced or heard incorrectly. Peo- 
ple tend to spell phonetically, and in a tele- 
vision-oriented society where children rarely 
turn towards books to occupy their leisure 
time, it would be inevitable that spelling 
deteriorate. 

But this doesn't mean that intelligence is 
deteriorating. Freeman says, "Too many 
children get reputations in school as being 
extra intelligent because they spell well; 
equally, too many get reputations as dum- 
mies because they spell badly. These repu- 
tations tend to become reinforced by teach- 
ers, and a relatively mechanical skill thus 
becomes a crucial prerequisite for success." 

A Successful "Awful Waffle" 

The nickname has stuck and many people, 
when confronted with the Campus Center 
for the first time, indulge in a diatribe 
against modern architecture. But if they 
quarrel with the way the package is 
wrapped, at least they have come to accept 
its contents as an important part of campus 
life. 

After one year of operation, the Campus 
Center has lived up to all expectations for 
its use. In fact, the number of customers 
using the University Store has surpassed 
original projections. The food service offered 
in the Center has also been a marked 



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success. Although the Hatch still has its 
devotees, the Center's coffee shop and 
cafeteria overflow at noontime, as thou- 
sands of people now choose to lunch on 
campus. Those who are more affluent and 
less hurried often frequent the Top of the 
Campus Restaurant, which can be favor- 
ably compared to other fine restaurants in 
the area. 

The Center's clientele is not limited to 
the campus community. The Division of 
Continuing Education has sponsored ap- 
proximately three hundred conferences to 
date, giving 25,000 conferees the oppor- 
tunity to enjoy the facilities and observe 
the campus in operation. 

Such observations can be slightly mis- 
leading. For instance, there are pinball 
machines on the concourse level, and the 
uninformed might deduce from their con- 
stant use that flashing lights and ringing 
bells were the Center's major attraction. 
But most students have more important 
business in the building. The facilities were 
used for over 1,700 staff and student meet- 
ings last year. The Program Council and 
other student groups sponsored about 430 
events at the Campus Center, and another 
400 special functions sponsored by the 
University were held there. Less formal 
offerings include tables in the concourse set 
up by student craftsmen to display and sell 
their wares. 

The Awful Waffle is awfully busy these 
days. 




From kidneys to smoke stacks 

Research at the University covers a lot of 
ground. Some of the projects now underway 
are an investigation of outpatient medical 
care, the development of an artificial kidney, 
a study which may help predict future pat- 
terns of environmental change, and an at- 
tempt to find better ways of removing 
pollutants from plant smoke stack gases. 

A team of researchers from the depart- 
ments of industrial engineering and opera- 
tions research and sociology are studying 
the role of outpatient care. There is no or- 
ganized body of knowledge on this subject, 
although the role of outpatient care in 
America is expanding enormously. The re- 
searchers, working on a $165,000 two-year 
grant from the U.S. Health Service and 
Mental Health Administration, are con- 
structing a general methodology which can 
be used to evaluate, design, and improve 
various types of outpatient facilities. "We 
take it as axiomatic," they explain, "that 
the crisis in medical care is in the delivery 
and not in the nature of the care itself." 

A technique for encapsulating enzymes, 
developed in recent years, is making it pos- 
sible for Stanley Middleman of the chemi- 
cal engineering department to work on the 
development of an artificial kidney. Profes- 
sor Middleman explains that while enzymes 
are necessary for many biochemical proc- 
esses, they were too expensive to use as a 
raw material in research because they are 
soluble and must be continually replaced. 
The microencapsulated enzyme technique 
has solved the problem. According to Dr. 
Middleman, "By forming extremely small, 
Nylon-enclosed droplets of enzyme solution 
it is possible to design a reactor which 
could, for example, remove toxic materials 
from blood, a function normally performed 
by the kidney. The encapsulated enzyme 
can be retained in the system and con- 
tinually reused." The research is supported 
by a $5,245 grant from the National Insti- 
tutes of Health through the University's 
Biomedical Sciences Support grant program. 

Grants from the U.S. Forest Service and 
the Massachusetts Water Resources Com- 



mission are supporting a three-year project 
led by two UMass professors, William Mac- 
Connell and Joseph S. Larson. Using aerial 
photographs of Masschusetts taken in 1951 
and 1971, the research team will trace the 
environmental changes wrought over 
twenty years. Dr. MacConnell feels that 
comparison of the two sets of photographs 
will make it possible to develop predictors 
of future patterns of change. "By use of 
time-lapse aerial photo analysis," he ex- 
plained, "the study will expose those areas 
most pregnant for development and will 
predict what that development is most likely 
to be. This information will give planners 
more lead time in dealing with the problem 
of vanishing green space." 

Another environmental problem, air pol- 
lution caused by nitrogen oxides and sulfur 
oxides, is being examined by James R. Kitt- 
rell, associate professor of chemical engi- 
neering. Working under a $94,597 grant 
from the Air Pollution Office of the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. 
Kittrell is trying to find better ways of re- 
moving these pollutants from plant smoke 
stack gases. At present, it is possible to re- 
move nitrogen and sulfur oxides simul- 
taneously using catalytic converters, but 
these, unfortunately, do not sustain conver- 
sion over a long enough time to be econom- 
ically feasible. "The purpose of the present 
research," Dr. Kittrell explained," is to 
develop new catalysts for this purpose, and 
to mathematically model their behavior to 
allow full exploitation of their unique 
properties in the design of converters to 
eliminate nitrogen and sulfur oxide emis- 



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It ain't like it used to be 

Homecoming. Bright foliage, plush floats, a 
lovely queen, and raucous noise from the 
Cage as thousands listen to a big rock 
group. Well, it wasn't quite like that this 
year. The trees were festive, but the campus 
was not. The floats were few in number, 
the queen absent, and the concerts small 
and poorly attended. The old images of 
Homecoming did not apply in 1971. 

There was still the football game, and 
alumni gathered in the parking lot near the 
stadium for the annual tailgate picnic. But 
joy that afternoon was limited to the park- 
ing lot. With two vital players injured, the 
Redmen suffered defeat at the hands of 
the uri Rams. Alumni returning to Amherst 
had to be content to take their pleasure 
from reunion with old friends, the bright 
sunlight, and the autumn colors-— but for 
most that was more than enough. 



' Frustration was the rule when UMass lost 
to URI at Homecoming, 31 to 3. But the 
Redmen redeemed themselves later in the 
season. 



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Getting down to business 

The Annual Meeting of the Associate 
Alumni is never the high point of Home- 
coming Weekend. The business of electing 
officers to the association is rarely more 
compelling than the sunshine and breezes 
of an autumn morning. And so it was this 
year, but perhaps for the last time. Among 
several by-law changes suggested by Evan 
V. Johnston, the association's executive 
vice-president, was the rescheduling of the 
Annual Meeting to coincide with Alumni 
Weekend in June. 

The business conducted at the October 16 
meeting included announcing the results of 




President-elect Paul Marks 

the ballot contest for three members of the 
Board of Directors. Myron Hager '40, 
Norman Patch '71, and Daniel Issenberg '50 
were elected. James Mulcahy '66 was elected 
by those assembled to the Athletic Council, 
and Maida Riggs '36 to the Memorial Hall 
Board of Overseers. 

The slate of proposed officers was read 
and duly voted. On January 1, the associa- 
tion's president will be Paul G. Marks '57, 
who has served on the alumni board and 
had been active recently as chairman of the 
Chancellor's Club. Harold Fienman '50 was 
named First Vice-President, Lois Toko '56 
was named Second Vice-President, and 
Robert Fitzpatrick '43 and Lillian Moldaw 



Davis '51 will continue to serve in their 
respective positions as treasurer and secre- 
tary. The regional vice-president for eastern 
Massachusetts is Dr. William Less '51; the 
western Massachusetts regional vice-presi- 
dent is Stanley Chiz '50; and the New York 
regional vice-president is Anthony Cham- 
bers '54. Three board members were also 
elected with the officers. They are Dr. 
George Atkins '52, Dr. William MacConnell 
'43, and David Liederman '57. 

In his remarks to the meeting, the Presi- 
dent of the Associate Alumni, Stanley 
Barron '50, expressed concern about the re- 
cent events on campus. Referring to the 
rigors of a development program as out- 
lined in the Lavin Report, he felt that Dr. 
Tippo's resignation as chancellor reflected 
an absence of harmony and respect which 
would be necessary for a major fund- 
raising effort. The confusion over trust 
funds, he declared, should be speedily dis- 
pelled, and he announced that an alumni 
committee would be appointed to determine 
the facts of the case. 

Problems in the transition of the alumni 
office from an independent to a trust fund 
operation also caused Dr. Barron concern. 
The association's Treasurer, Robert Fitz- 
patrick, also expressed his concern on this 
subject. The '71-72 office budget has not 
been approved nor have any funds been 
allocated. Evan Johnston, in making his 
report as executive vice-president, noted 
the difficulties this budgetary vacuum repre- 
sented but expressed hope that the situation 
would soon be clarified. 



One million plus one 

Library acquisitions finally reached the one 
million mark in October with the purchase 
of The Freedom of the Will by Jonathan 
Edwards, courtesy of UMass librarians. 
And to make October a banner month for 
the library, a book overdue for 29 years, 
five months and ten days was back on the 
shelves. 

Six Plays of Clifford Odets had been 
checked out of the library by William Man- 
chester when he was an undergraduate in 
May 1942. Now head of the University's 
Friends of the Library, the famous author 
returned the book with his apologies and a 
check for $505.69. Although he was aware 
that the maximum fine for overdue books 
is $6, Mr. Manchester preferred to compute 
the daily fines he had accumulated and 
make his contribution to an impending 
Friends of the Library membership drive 
which he will direct. 

President Wood, responding to Bill Man- 
chester's gesture, wrote, "If the University 
could only correlate generosity and delin- 
quency in such portions as your case with 
the library, the University would indeed be 
blessed with flexible resources." 




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Running to win 



EARLE BARROLL '73 



Erving is gone, but the basketball 
coaches and players are too busy 
developing a new strategy to waste 
time on vain regrets. 



It seems as if this basketball season got its 
start back in April when Julius Erving was 
signed for a half -million dollars by the 
Virginia Squires of the American Basket- 
ball Association. It was one of the cele- 
brated "hardship" signings by that league. 

The immediate reaction around campus 
was split between contempt for the "war- 
ring league" of the basketball world and 
sympathy for Coach Jack Leaman and the 
season ahead. The reaction around New 
England hoop circles was one of relief now 
that Julius was gone. 

Just what could the UMass basketball 
team do without the great 6'6 dynamo of 
the hardcourt who had led them to their 
greatest heights as a team and as a program 
in the history of the school? This was the 
popular cry in the remaining days of the 
spring semester, and a not surprising one at 
that. 

And now, as the season begins, there is 
still the thought of an Ervingless basketball 
team clouding the minds of UMass fans. 
But those who really count, the coaches and 
the players, are looking ahead. 

It is their season and not a time to look 
back to the days of the 28 points and 20 
rebounds, the blocked shots and defensive 
prowess of Erving. Those days are just not 
to be found anymore. 

The team will face a New England basket- 
ball scene that has reached a new height in 
the quantity and quality of outstanding in- 
dividuals and teams that can vie for national 




John Betancourt 



recognition. The schedule can no longer be 
sneared at. 

This is basketball '72. It had the makings 
of a vintage year, with Erving on the team. 
Many of the players that remain are by- 
products of the great freshman team of 
1968-69, the team of Julius Erving and the 
now returning veterans Mike Pagliara, John 
Betancourt, Chris Coffin, Rick Vogeley and 
Tom Austin, who will be making the sacri- 
fices and suffering the hardships of altering 
their basketball ways so that this will be 
their own vintage year. 

For Leaman and his squad, there is a 
new philosophy, a new look and a new 
attitude. The coach faces a problem he 
hasn't had to cope with since he arrived 
here — the lack of a big man like an Erving, 
a Ken Mathias or a Peter Gayeska to get 
that ball off the boards. 

The Redman cannot count on a thunder- 
ing board game . . . they just don't have 
the horses to do it. 

So for Leaman and his cagers, speed is 
essential. The team must run, must play 
aggressive defense, must make condition- 
ing an important part in the outcome of 
each game in order to win. In the words of 
the head coach, "We must run, run, run." 

"We'll be a gambling team this year, a 
team that will either bring the crowd to its 
feet or give me grey hair," Leaman says. 
"In the past we went with the percentages, 
which I prefer to do, but we have to gamble 
this season. This is the type of game the 
fans like and should make for an interesting 
team to watch. We'll be using variation 
presses . . . man to man and zone. We'll 
have to be an aggressive group and cover 
all over the court and attack the ball on 
defense." 

Leaman has never been more emphatic 
about the importance of conditioning. 
Coming from one who always preached fit- 
ness in the past, there is no doubt that his 
ball club will not need a second wind 
during the season. 

Although it didn't bear fruit at the time, 
UMass learned something at the nit last 
year. 



North Carolina employed an attack that 
featured relentless pursuit all over the 
court, non-stop action from opening to 
closing buzzer and the shuffling of players 
in and out of the lineup to keep the ranks 
fresh and hungry for the heat of action. 

The Tarheels crushed UMass last March. 
This year, the Redmen must mirror their 
multi-player approach. 

The success of the Redman attack will be 
numbers and plenty of them. From last 
year's 23-4 varsity and 18-1 freshman 
teams come the finest group of quality ball- 
players ever assembled at this school. "We 
have four outstanding guards, four out- 
standing forwards, and if we can find a 
guy who can do a reputable job at center 
then we'll even be a better team," says 
Leaman. 

His four guards : seniors Mike Pagliara 
and John Betancourt and sophomores Rick 
Pitino and Peter Trow. Four good ones that 
make up, in Leaman's opinion, the "best 
backcourt in New England." 

Pagliara is captain this season and, like 
the rest of the team, sees the challenge that 
awaits him. "Without Julius we'll be going 
through a physical and mental change. We 
won't have him to go to this season. In the 
past on defense if our man got by us we 
knew Julie was there to stop him, but he 
won't be this season." 

"We need a more concentrated effort, as 
a team. Five guys have to put in 40 minutes 
of basketball and we can't let down. With 
Julius we could." 

Betancourt is a two-year starter and an 
All Conference choice last season. Like his 
backcourt partner, he sees a change for his 
final campaign as a Redman. "Like Ford- 
ham, we have to cause turnovers and mis- 
takes to be an effective team," he says. 
"We'll be something like North Carolina, 
using man-to-man and double team de- 
fenses, denying the man the ball . . . and 
this is where having four guards will be 
important." 

Pitino will be remembered from last year 
for his slick ball handling and adept touch 
on his jumpshot, while Trow is the more 
rugged of the two, a hardnose ballplayer. 




Chris Coffin 



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They spearheaded the freshman attack last 
year and add tremendous depth to the 
UMass backcourt. 

Up front Leaman has veterans Chris 
Coffin, Rick Vogeley and Tom McLaughlin 
and freshman standout Al Skinner to spice 
up a front court attack that had it rela- 
tively easy with Erving the past two years. 

McLaughlin, who came to UMass midway 
through last season, sees a new role for 
himself and his fellow f rontcourters : "In 
the past we just stood around and watched 
Julie, but now we have a lot more respon- 
sibility. We need a lot of confidence in our- 
selves. We never had this pressure before. 
We have to concentrate more on boxing out 
and getting tougher on defense." 

Both Vogeley and Coffin have two years 
of varsity ball behind them. While the 
former is a noted shooter, the latter is a 
defensive specialist and rebounder who 
started last season. He may be forced into 
the center post if Tom Austin or Charlie 
Peters cannot fill the void left by Mathias. 

Skinner was the big man for last year's 
freshman squad, leading in both scoring 
(19.4) and rebounding. What he lacks in 
size (6'4) for a forward in varsity ball, he 
more than makes up for in his leaping 
ability and quickness on the court. He will 
definitely have to be a big man up front for 
the Redmen. 

The big question mark still remains at 
center, where either Austin or Peters has to 
start to make UMass an effective team. 
Austin is a slender 6 '9 and still very green 
for a big time center position, while Peters 
is a brawny 67. He is "coming into his 
own" according to his coach, but still lacks 
experience. 

These are the men who will have to "run, 
run, run" this season. Due to the equal 
ability that abounds on the squad, pre- 
season practices have been better than ever. 
Competition for each starting berth has 
been spirited, the effect of "five open posi- 
tions." 

As in previous seasons, Leaman and his 
players have set three goals: to win the 
Yankee Conference, to be number one in 
New England, and to make a precedent- 



setting third trip to the nit. Moreover, this 
year, UMass plays in the Quaker City In- 
vitational Basketball Tournament at the 
famous Palestra in Philadelphia for the 
first time. 

Achieving these goals is going to be a 
man-size job, to say the least. Villanova, 
runner-up in the ncaa tourney last season, 
is in the first round of the Quaker City 
tourney. Harvard and Providence are both 
nationally ranked in pre-season. Transfer- 
loaded Rhode Island is the best team in 
New England, according to one publication. 
And the Redmen also face Holy Cross, 
Boston College, Fordham, Syracuse and 
Manhattan at Madison Square Garden. 

Man size alright, but only that much 
more incentive to get the wheels churning 
on the new Redman "run to win" express. 

Earle Barroll is sports editor of the Massa- 
chusetts Daily Collegian. 



From the Sidelines 



RICHARD L. BRESCIANI '60 
Assistant Sports Information Director 

UMass has been a winter wonderland for 
athletic success in recent years. Three 
straight seasons of improvement from just 
about every varsity team culminated in an 
overall 61—29-2 record in 1970-71. Three 
championship teams, plus the best hockey 
season ever, helped to compile the finest 
Redmen winter record ever. 

However, a vintage group of seniors 
left campus and there have been some un- 
expected losses as well. UMass coaches, 
openly confident last year, have a more 
cautious attitude now. 



Despite the premature loss of 6'6 All 
American Julius Erving to the Virginia 
Squires of the aba, basketball fever still 
runs high on campus. Coach Jack Leaman 
feels that there is sufficient talent available 
to keep the Redmen in contention for New 
England and Conference honors. "The 
squad realizes the challenge that's ahead of 
them, especially without Julie," Leaman 
said. "They've been working hard and I 
think we'll surprise a lot of people." 

The backcourt of Capt. Mike Pagliara, 
10.6 points per game, and John Betan- 
court, 12.6, returns with starters Chris 
Coffin and Tom McLaughlin for a sound 
nucleus. Improvement by 6'5 Rich Vogeley, 
6'y Charlie Peters and 6'9 Tom Austin will 
be vital, as will the development of sharp- 
looking sophomores Al Skinner, Rick Pitino 
and Peter Trow, who led the f rosh to an 
18-1 record last year. 

Leaman has been named New England 
Coach of the Year the past two winters while 
driving the exciting Redmen to 41 wins 
against 11 losses. Four straight first places 
in the YanCon, two consecutive trips to the 
National Invitational Tournament, and a 
66-21 record since February of 1968 illumi- 
nate the UMass basketball surge. 

Curry Hicks Cage overflowed its 4200 
seat capacity for every home game as 
UMass had its greatest season, 23-4, with 
three losses by a total of 10 points prior to 
the defeat by eventual NiT-champ North 
Carolina. 

With nationally-ranked teams like Har- 
vard, Providence, Villanova, Fordham, 
Syracuse, Holy Cross and Boston College, 
plus perennial arch-rivals Rhode Island 
and Connecticut on the schedule, it adds up 
to a stern test. 

UMass has rugged December assignments 
with Holy Cross, UConn, Manhattan at 
Madison Square Garden, and Harvard. 
The Redmen are pitted against Villanova in 
the opening round of the Quaker City 
Tournament in the Penn Palestra. 

Another sport came of age last winter, when 
Coach Jack Canniff's hockey team skated 
to a 14-6-1 record, including 12-4-1 in 



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Division II of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic 
Conference. 

Led by flashy center Pat Keenan, 28 goals, 
28 assists for 56 points (all one-season 
records), defenseman Brian Sullivan and 
goalie Pat Flaherty, the Redmen earned 
their first tournament berth. 

Sullivan and Flaherty were both named to 
the All East Division II team. Keenan was 
somehow left off. 

Over 4000 fans packed Vermont's hockey 
rink in mid-March to see the Catamounts 
edge UMass 2-1 in a superbly-played play- 
off game by both teams. Capacity crowds 
were also prevalent during the regular sea- 
son at Orr Rink as UMass blazed its way 
to an 11-0 home record. 

Only two seniors have departed from 
that team, and CannifP s pucksters are in 
the best position of the winter squads to 
duplicate last year's heroics. 

Wings Jack Edwards, 19 goals, 19 assists, 
and Dan Reidy, 13 goals, 22 assists, flank 
Keenan to form one of New England's best 
lines. Rugged center Don Riley, hustling 
wing Eric Scrafield and steady defenseman 
Bob Bartholomew are other key Redmen. 

UMass will compete in the Williams 
College Invitational Dec. 28-30 with Wil- 
liams, Oswego and Colby. 

Wrestling Coach Homer Barr has lost the 
experienced depth that was a big factor in 
the 15-3-1 record and the school's first 
New England championship. Barr feels the 
team has a chance to defend its title, espe- 
cially if some of the freshmen develop as 
the year progresses. 

However, he points to always tough 
Springfield and much-improved Rhode 
Island, Central Connecticut and New Hamp- 
shire as main contenders. A tougher sched- 
ule could hurt the overall record also, espe- 
cially with freshmen in the lineup. 

There are some fine wrestlers to watch, 
such as Sheldon Goldberg, a two-year New 
England 134 lb. champion. Goldberg, who 
may move up to the 142 class, was 17-0-1 
last year and is 32-2-1 on the varsity. 
Heavyweight Carl Dambman, 11-4, was 
another ne champ last year but he could be 




in the 191 class with Ed Carlsson, 11-4-2. 

Dave Amato was 14-1 and second in the 
ne's at 118 lbs. and Dave Reynolds was 
11-2 at 126. The best of the new freshmen 
appear to be John Connelly, state champion 
from Westford Academy at 177 who had 17 
pins, Mike McGlaughlin, 60-6 at 126, and 
Chris Cadwallader, a 158-lb. district champ. 

The gymnastics team has been a con- 
tender in the tough Eastern League and had 
a 6-2 record with a third place in the League 
meet. Coach Erik Kjeldsen lost seven seniors 
and will have a lot of inexperienced per- 
sonnel. 

Co-captain Dave Genest was Eastern 
champion on the parallel bars and is the 
best specialist. Co-captain Tony Vacca was 
fourth in the all-round event in the East- 
ern's, Jay Aronstein was fourth on the 
rings and Tom Myslicki placed fifth on the 
high bar. With mostly new performers on 
the high bar and side horse events, it ap- 
pears that the gymnasts will be in a rebuild- 
ing year. 

Coach Ken O'Brien '63 could have a hard 
time duplicating his second place Confer- 
ence finish with the indoor track team. 
O'Brien lost the top man in twelve of six- 
teen events. There are some good individ- 
uals but it may take time for the team to 
become a real threat for Conference honors. 

The sprinters and hurdlers, especially 
Ron Harris, Tony Pendleton and Jim 
Graves, represent the team's strength. Also 



high jumper Ed Shaughnessy and pole 
vaulter John Kamb return. Outstanding 
weight man Ed Arcaro is gone and Barney 
Schneider and Gil Sylvia, who set a new 
UMass javelin record of 210'n", will have 
to pick up the slack. Sophomore Doug 
O'Connell should do a capable job in the 
mile and two-mile and quarter-miler Steve 
Levine is another key veteran. 

Swim coach Joe Rogers has just four let- 
termen back from last winter's 2-10 team. 
Capt. Herb Schuster, medley, freestylers 
Dick Blaisdell and Peter Ouellette, and 
backstroker George Kwiecien will need a lot 
of help from the freshman class. A woeful 
lack of depth has been a prime reason for 
a 3-18 record the past two years. 

Bill MacConnell's ski team has won the 
New England title two straight years and 
three of the last four. The Redmen finished 
first in ten straight league meets last year 
for the school's finest ski season. 

This year MacConnell has just one re- 
turning letterman, Kurt Syer, to help defend 
the title. Syer will get assistance from some 
promising sophomores, Tuck Woodruff, 
David Ferris, Buzz Laughlin, Mark Cour- 
ville and Wayne Simpter. Courville, accord- 
ing to MacConnell, has the potential to be- 
come one of the best Redmen skiers. 



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Comment on the 
Massachusetts Foundation 



EVAN V. JOHNSTON '50 
Executive Vice-President 



On the seventh day of August 1950, Chap- 
ter 180 of the General Laws of the Com- 
monwealth was signed into law establishing 
the University of Massachusetts Foundation, 
Inc., a "charitable, benevolent and educa- 
tional" organization. The incorporators were 
Alden C. Brett '12, Clarence F. Clark '22, 
Dennis M. Crowley, Esq. '29, William L. 
Doran '15, George E. Emery '24, Hobart W. 
Spring '22, and Frederick S. Troy '31. 

The statements about the formation of 
this organization designed to receive and ad- 
minister gifts were, to most people, less than 
earth shattering and couched in such legal 
terminology as to be difficult to understand. 
But to those who had worked so hard for 
its establishment, most of whom were 
alumni, it was a milestone. The days of 
$1 dues were over. It was the dawn of an 
era which would see large gifts start to give 
the University the kind of support it needed 
from the private sector. 

Even so, it was a slow process. From 1950 
to i960 only about $30,000 was in the 
foundation's portfolio. In the last ten years, 
however, its worth has grown tenfold. And 
in the next five, it might multiply by another 
ten, due to the advent of a development 
program soon to be implemented. If we 
were to add monies given directly to Uni- 
versity trust funds by alumni during that 
period, the total would now be over two 
million dollars. 

Great names in the University's history 
have been associated with the Foundation. 
The first Board of Governors included Van 
Meter, Hawley, Bartlett, Leach, Haigis, 
Clark, Goldthwait, Forest, Lyons, Smith and 
Brett. Brett was the Foundation's first Presi- 



dent, and Forest, Smith, Spring, and Arthur 
McCarthy '19 served as his officers. Of 
the alumni, the late Alden Brett, Dennis 
Crowley, Louis Lyons and Frederick Troy 
went on to become trustees. Crowley and 
Troy still act in that capacity. 

Joe Forest '28 is the current president, 
taking over this summer from Charlie 
Powell '27, who served long and ably. Joe 
recently retired as Vice-President of the 
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and 
now devotes quite a bit of time to the Foun- 
dation. Through many meetings with coun- 
sel and the Vice-President for Development, 
Ed Lashman, a whole new set of by-laws is 
being developed to realign the Foundation 
for an increasingly important role in the 
University's future. Tens, even hundreds of 
millions of dollars may one day be handled 
by the Foundation. Its scope will increase 
to include all campuses now in existence and 
those which might be developed. 

A lot of people and classes have to be 
thanked for supporting the University of 
Massachusetts Foundation, Inc., but none 
more than those who founded it and kept 
it going. These include present officers Larry 
Jones '26, Treasurer, and Wyn Dangelmayer 
'31, Secretary. Much rides on the new for- 
mat and new members like Bob Spiller '52 
and Bob Halloran '41. 

Incidentally, gifts to the Foundation can 
be made through the alumni office and they 
are tax deductible. 




Joe Forest '28, a member of the Foundation's 
first Board of Governors, now serves as Pres- 
ident. 



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Club Calendar 



JAMES H. ALLEN '66 
Director of Alumni Affairs 



Our fall season began on September 17 
when we traveled to Yarmouth for a Maine 
State Alumni Evening. Jack Needham '51, 
Walt Miles '41 and Dick Davis '28 acted as 
hosts. Thirty-five State of Mainers and ten 
Massachusetts-based alumni gathered at 
North Yarmouth Academy where Jack is 
Headmaster. A slide presentation on the 
"Growth of the UMass Amherst Campus" 
followed the cocktail party and buffet. For- 
mer Chancellor Oswald Tippo '32, the even- 
ing's speaker, was ably assisted by Evan V. 
Johnston, Executive Vice-President of the 
Associate Alumni. 

On September 25, our football team 
played (and was defeated by) a good Dart- 
mouth College team. A cocktail party and 
buffet on the 10th floor of the Campus Cen- 
ter followed. Although we were beaten, 
there was still a good turnout, and those in 
attendance were given a chance to explore 
the Campus Center facilities. 

On October 2, the Greater Boston Alumni 
Club sponsored a "Gala Cocktail Party" at 
the Boston Club following the UMass-Bos- 
ton University football game. You couldn't 
exactly call the event a celebration (our 
team was defeated), but three hundred 
alumni and friends were in attendance. We 
may have all been drowning our sorrows, 
but whatever the reason we had a great 
time. 

Homecoming '71 was held on October 
15-17 this year. As has been the case for 
the last fourteen years, the weather was 
beautiful and, except for the football game, 
everyone had a great time. At the annual 
alumni tailgate picnic before the game, old 
friends gathered over food and drink and 
the University of Massachusetts Equestrian 



Drill Team put on a very enjoyable per- 
formance. Following the game, the Varsity 
M Club and the Associate Alumni co-hosted 
an outdoor cocktail party. Many alumni 
(about 250-300) thronged the "Beer Tent" 
where they were greeted by Acting Amherst 
Chancellor Randolph W. Bromery, Univer- 
sity President Robert C. Wood, Vice Presi- 
dent for Development L. Edward Lashman, 
and Head Football Coach Dick MacPherson. 

Homecoming weekend also marked the 
fifth year reunion of the Class of 1966. The 
Class of 1966 was the late Bernie Dallas's 
class, and part of the weekend's activities 
included the dedication of the Bernard L. 
Dallas Mall. Dean Warren McGuirk of the 
School of Physical Education was the main 
speaker. His very appropriate remarks were 
much appreciated by those of us who knew 
Bernie. 

On Saturday evening, the class held its 
reunion dinner dance with about one hun- 
dred in attendance. The meal proved to be 
even better than advertised, and an evening 
of dancing and partying topped off a very 
enjoyable weekend. My thanks to Joanne 
Piela '66 and John Parnell '66 who worked 
so hard to help make this a successful week- 
end. 

October 23 found me traveling to Storrs, 
Conn, for our game with UConn, which 
ended in a tie. That was far better than our 
luck on previous weekends. After the game, 
a cocktail party and buffet was hosted by 




the UConn alumni office. Many of those 
who attended this post-game function 
showed an interest in getting an alumni club 
going in the Hartford area. Hopefully in the 
next few months I will be able to follow 
through on plans for such an organization. 

A notice to former debaters : if you would 
like a copy of the latest Debate Alumni 
Newsletter, please write to: Ronald Matlon, 
Speech Department, at the University. 

Nominations are now being accepted for 
the fourth annual Varsity M Club Hall of 
Fame. An athlete must have graduated at 
least five years ago in order to be eligible. 
Send nominations to Varsity M Club, Me- 
morial Hall, at the University. The deadline 
is March 1. 

Other nominations are now being accepted 
on campus, but we hope this won't become 
an annual event like the Hall of Fame. The 
search committee for an Amherst campus 
chancellor would like to consider any recom- 
mendations you might have. Submit names 
to Evan Johnston, c/o the alumni office. 

An alumni club is being formed in the 
Louisville/Indianapolis/Cincinnati area. 
Anyone interested in participating should 
get in touch with Flora Jacobs Valentine '67 
at 408 North Preston Street, Crothersville, 
Indiana 47229. 

Two reminders before I sign off. Alumni 
Directories are still available at $5 each. 
Send checks made out to Associate Alumni 
Directory to the alumni office. And a final 
reminder. If you are thinking about joining 
us on our Aloha Carnival, you still have 
time to get your reservations in. A few 
spaces are available. 



John Parnell, vice-president of the Class of 
'66, presides at the dedication of the Bernie 
Dallas Mall. 



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The Classes Report 



The following information was received by the 
alumni office before October 22, 1.071. 

1924 

William Wilson Wood, now retired to Sebas- 
topol, California, writes, "Hope to get back to 
campus sometime. Maybe for the 50th reunion. 
After all, it's only three years away!" Mr. 
Wood had been with the LaFinca Orchards 
Company in Marysville for forty-five years, 
serving as superintendent, assistant secretary, 
treasurer, and member of the board of direc- 
tors. He and his wife Bernice have a son, two 
daughters, and seven grandchildren. 

The Thirties 

Eleanor C. Thatcher '35, having retired from 
her position at the Massachusetts Correctional 
Institution in Framingham last May, is taking 
care of the Kathryn S. Taylor Greenhouse for 
the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. 

James W. Clapp '36 has been appointed 
group leader, chemical research operations, in 
the research and development department of 
the American Cyanamid Company's agricul- 
tural division in Princeton. 

Robert E. Couhig '37 operates Asphodel — 
Restaurant, Gift Shop and Guest Cottages as 
well as Couhig Restaway Company in the 
Jackson, Louisiana area. 

C. Allen Cove '39, corporate controller of the 
Kendell Company in Boston since 1961, has 
been named a vice-president of the company. 

The Forties 

Roy E. Morse '40, professor of food science at 
Rutgers, recently returned from a month in 
Ismir, Turkey where he served as an advisor on 
flour products and powdered soup processing. 
Dr. Morse's trip was arranged by the Inter- 
national Executive Service Corps. 

Talcott W. Edminster '42 is an administrator 
of the Agricultural Research Service. 

Nancy R. Webber '42 has recently accepted 
a position in the library at Oregon State Uni- 
versity. 



Sidney Solomon '48, a professor at the Uni- 
versity of New Mexico, was chosen an Out- 
standing Educator of America for 1971. 

Robert L. San Soucie '40 has been appointed 
president and chief executive officer of dlj 
Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of Donaldson, 
Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc., Wall Street investment 
bankers. 

Robert W. Tetrault '49 was promoted to re- 
gional accounts manager for American Bosch 
electrical products at Detroit. 

Robert M. Thomas '49 is assistant chief of 
the recently opened Mid-Manhattan Library of 
the New York Public Library, New York City. 

1950 

Myron L. Atlas is a vice-president of Frank M. 
Cushman Associates, Transportation Consul- 
tants in Sharon. Frank M. Cushman is a 1938 
UMass graduate. 

John L. Grimes was appointed vice-president 
and general operating manager of the Dayton 
Company, a Minneapolis department store and 
a division of the Dayton-Hudson Corporation. 

Dr. Allen H. Keough is a chemist for the 
Dennison Manufacturing Company in Framing- 
ham. 

Peter Pano, Jr. is manager at Graybar Electric 
Company, Inc. in Worcester. 

1951 

Paul 7. Furlani has been appointed pension 
trust administration assistant in the pension 
trust administration department of the Massa- 
chusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

1952 

Robert A. Davies, associate professor of English 
at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, 
has been elected to that university's faculty 
council. 

Daniel R. Porter, III is director of the Ohio 
Historical Society. 

1953 

Joseph B. flavin, Jr. has been named to the 
Policyowner's Examining Committee by the 
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company 
of Milwaukee. Mr. Flavin is executive vice- 
president of the Xerox Corporation, Stamford, 
and had formerly been controller of the IBM 
World Trade Corporation. 



Lt. Col. Victor H. Marcotte, usaf, is a hos- 
pital administrator at Westover afb. 

1954 

Marta Mapes Bent is in Teheran, Iran where 
her husband has been assigned to the U.S. 
Embassy. 

Robert P. McMahon is director of informa- 
tion services at the Massachusetts Mutual Life 
Insurance Company. He has been active in 
the Pioneer Valley United Fund Drive and has 
taught at the evening division of Western New 
England College. 

Dr. P. Shenian 'G is manager of a newly 
formed industrial products section within Gen- 
eral Electric's laminated products business de- 
partment in Coshocton, Ohio. 

Peter J. Webber, a B-52 aircraft commander 
at Loring afb, has been promoted to lieutenant 
colonel in the Air Force. 

1955 

Paul F. Cronin is a senior partner in the 
Hawaii law firm of Bortz, Case, Stack, Kay, 
Cronin & Clause. 

Norman D. T-arwell, as director of admissions 
at the MacDuffie School for Girls in Spring- 
field, will direct financial aid and scholarship 
programs as well as being responsible for ad- 
missions. He and his wife, the former Margaret 
W. Saw tell '56, have four children. 

Maj. Cordon L. Tucker, a meteorologist, re- 
ceived his second award of the usaf Com- 
mendation Medal for service in Taiwan. 

1956 

Daniel and Margery Mueller Burns have two 
children: Jeremy Michael, born July 5, 1968, 
and Elizabeth Louise, born November 28, 1969. 

Jordan Chatis is a district manager with the 
Grant Company in Massachusetts and Rhode 
Island. He and his wife have four children: 
John, age 9; Nancy, age 7; Valerie, age 3; and 
Scott, age 1. 

Robert E. Conroy, a lieutenant colonel in the 
Army, is at North Carolina State University. 

7. Frank Dearness, Jr. is assistant commis- 
sioner in the Tennessee Department of Mental 
Health. 

1957 

James R. Bowers has moved to North Carolina 
where he is vice-president of sales at the 



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Southern Screw Company in Statesville. 

Andrew C. Knowles, III is responsible for all 
of the activities of the pdp-ii and for the com- 
munications marketing activities of the Digital 
Equipment Corporation. He is married to the 
former Mary Pomposo. 

Paul H. McGuinness has been elected vice- 
president of the Boston Gas sales department. 

Dr. John F. Welch, former general manager 
of General Electric's plastics department, is the 
new head of a chemical division in Pittsfield. 

1958 

Cynthia MacKnight Kulig was widowed June 
20, 1971 when her husband, Phil, was killed in 
an auto accident. Cindy will remain in Battle 
Creek, Michigan where, with the help of her 
eight-year-old son Jimmy, she raises and shows 
purebred golden retrievers. 

John R. Picard is employed by the General 
Electric Company in Irvine, California. 

1959 

Henry H. Hazen, III has been promoted to dis- 
trict ranger of the Steamboat Ranger Station, 
Umpqua National Forest, Oregon. He is mar- 
ried to the former Elizabeth Langlois '58. 

Maj. George D. Kennedy is with the Air 
Force in Tucson. 

1960 

Robert C. Armstrong was elected Administra- 
tive Officer of the Covenant Life Insurance 
Company. 

Capt. George E. Bradley, Jr., a space systems 
officer, is on duty with the Air Force in Alaska. 

Thomas S. Foster is teaching at Greenfield 
Community College. 

Dr. George Lust is an assistant professor at 
Cornell University. 

James G. Shields is area traffic manager for 
the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company. His 
wife, the former Marilynn Kolazyk '61, is the 
exclusive designer of "New Dimensions," a 
three-dimensional concept for wall hangings 
being marketed nationally by Bucilla of New 
York City. The couple has three children. 

1961 

Cornelius J. Coleman has been named the new 
assistant district director of Internal Revenue 
for Seattle. 

Robert G. Sturtevant and his wife, the former 



Carol L. Worthen '6y, have two children: Karen 
Lynn, born October 25, 1968, and Brian Russell, 
born March 29, 197O. 

1962 

Fred and Roberta Lincoln Bren announced the 
birth of David Henri, born August 14, 1971. 
The Brens have a daughter, Vicki Lynn, born 
December 27, 1968. 

Capt. Francis E. Falbo, usaf, has been named 
Outstanding Company Grade Officer of the 
Year in his unit at McClellan afb. 

Maj. Paul F. Foley was awarded a Master of 
Education degree in counselor education from 
Indiana University last August. He is pres- 
ently with the Army in Viet Nam. 

Lee and Anne Silvia Jezek have announced 
the birth of Dianne Marie, born May 19, 1971. 
The Jezeks have two sons: David Lee, born 
May 16, 1967, and Daniel Wayne, born May 20, 
1968. 

Charles J. Paydos has been promoted to 
assistant actuary and officer of the company by 
the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company 
of Hartford. Charles recently passed final 
exams to earn the designation of Fellow in the 
Society of Actuaries. 

David S. Robinson is a self-employed de- 
signer for Coach Road Designs in Amherst. 

Norman R. Sharp has been appointed asso- 
ciate professor and counseling psychologist at 
Shippensburg State College. 

Margaret Smith, formerly a personnel repre- 
sentative with the General Dynamics Corpora- 
tion in New York City, married John F. Wil- 
liamson in November 1970. They spent last 
summer in Morocco, France, Spain and Portu- 
gal. 

Ralph J. Takala, cpa, has been promoted to 
the position of manager in the Hartford office 
of Ernst and Ernst, a cpa and consulting firm. 
Ralph and his wife, the former Meredith Maw- 
bey '61, have two children: Kristin and Brad- 
ford. 

1963 

Virginia Blais Babeu is a programmer for the 
Syracuse University library. 

Diane Fuller Bibby is a teacher in White 
River Junction, Vermont. 

Barry S. Briss is practicing orthodontics in 
Chelmsford. He also practices and teaches at 
Tufts, where he earned his dmd degree and did 
postgraduate training. 



Thomas F. Connolly, an employee of the 
Federal government, is married to the former 
Mary Sahib '61. 

Lt. (s.g.) James H. Donahue is stationed in 
Mobile with the U.S. Coast Guard. 

Capt. Norman D. Gelfand, usaf, has been 
awarded a master's degree in business adminis- 
tration from Western New England College 
under the usaf "Operating Bootstrap" program. 
He is now in Taiwan as a munitions officer. 

Lester Neale is employed by Snelling & 
Snelling in Atlanta. 

Kenneth A. Parker is working on a phd in 
agricultural education at Ohio State. He and 
his wife, the former Judith Kelley, have a 
daughter, Cheryl Lynne, born in September 
1968. 

Donald L. Quinlan 'G received his doctorate 
in educational psychology from the University 
of Connecticut. Following an extended Euro- 
pean vacation, he will resume his duties as 
school psychologist at the Norwich Free 
Academy in Connecticut. 

Edmund A. Rosenbaum is employed by the 
U.S. Forest Service in Cedarville, California. 

Edward F. Spencer is a dentist in Boston. 

1964 

Joseph A. DelVecchio, formerly a special as- 
sistant in the Office of Secretary of Transporta- 
tion John Volpe, is currently deputy executive 
director of the White House Conference on 
Children and Youth. He received his master's 
degree in political science in February 1971 
from the University of Maryland, where he is 
now a doctoral candidate. 

Robert C. Ellis has been transferred by the 
Weyerhaeuser Company as Indonesian controls 
coordinator of a new operation in Balikpapan, 
Borneo. He and his wife and their two children, 
three-year-old India and two-year-old Laurie, 
will be in Borneo for two years. 

Pamela Osborn Fucci is coordinator of spe- 
cial benefit programs for Blue Cross-Blue Shield 
in Boston. 

Donald A. Gibbs, an actuarial student in the 
group pension department at /Etna Life & 
Casualty in Hartford, has become an associate 
of the Society of Actuaries. 

James M. Kaplan has received his phd degree 
in French from the University of California at 
Berkeley. He spent the past two years abroad, 
first in Sweden on a fellowship from the 
Swedish government, and then in Paris, on a 
fellowship from Berkeley. 



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Arthur Joseph Louis LaPeriere, III and his 
wife, the former Jacqueline Doyle, received 
master's of science degrees from Iowa State 
University last August. His was in wildlife 
biology, hers in water resources. 

Sandra Zarvis Milenski received her ma de- 
gree in library science from the University of 
Iowa in August 1970. 

Capt. Mark Nataupsky, usaf, has been trans- 
ferred to the University of Hawaii where he 
will be a full time doctoral student in psychol- 
ogy. In 1966 he received a master's in psy- 
chology from Purdue, and in 1970 earned a 
Master of Aerospace Operations Management 
degree from use through a correspondence 
course. Mark and his wife Marilyn have an- 
nounced the birth of Deborah, born January 9, 
1971. 

Bruce K. Norlund is a mechanical engineer 
at Markem Machine Corporation in Keene. 

John D. Peper 'G, who received his phd de- 
gree in geology from the University of Roches- 
ter in I967, is working as a geologist for the 
U.S. Geological Survey in Boston. He and his 
wife, the former Susan Brown '63, have an- 
nounced the birth of Erik David, born August 
2, 1971. The Pepers have a daughter, Kristin 
Amy, born December 18, 1969. 

Capt. Richard F. Phillips has received his 
second through fourteenth awards of the Air 
Medal for air action in Viet Nam. 

Dr. William J. Shoemaker received his phd 
degree from the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology last June. 

Cordon M. Webb is a teacher-coach at 
Boston State College. 

1965 

Ann Posner Barowsky is a utilization review 
associate with Massachusetts Blue Cross, Inc. 

Cornelia Jandris Begley has returned to 
Massachusetts after several years at Barksdale 
afb in Louisiana, where her husband was a 
captain in photo intelligence. Cornelia writes, 
"We can't wait for our 2'/2-year-old daughter 
to experience her first real New England snow 
storm. My husband Tom is a Colorado native, 
so this will be his first New England winter 
too." 

Robert and Lois Basilissa Benotti have an- 
nounced the birth of Jay Travis, born October 
13, 1970. 

Capt. Thomas E. Cleland, Jr. has been deco- 
rated with his second award of the Distin- 
guished Flying Cross. 



Philip and Susan Palmer Craig have an- 
nounced the birth of Jessica Merryl, born 
December 3, 1970. 

Andrew DeToma 'G, formerly assistant sec- 
retary for news at Smith College, has been 
named assistant secretary at Amherst College. 

Dr. William A. Green has joined the staff of 
Dr. John B. Kenson of Milford, New Hamp- 
shire, as an associate in general dentistry. 

Michael S. Hawrylciw, Jr. received a master 
of engineering degree from Penn State. 

Edward E. Kelley is a technical writer in the 
components division of IBM in East Fishkill, 
New York. Ed is married to the former Patricia 
A. Reed '66. 

Capt. Edward C. Lemieux, a student at the 
Medical Field Service School at Fort Sam 
Houston, received his third award of the Army 
Commendation Medal. 

John 7. Mortellite has been appointed man- 
ager, manufacturing engineering, for the safety 
products division of the American Optical 
Corporation in Southbridge. 

Gail Mandell Nissen is registrar at the 
Roosevelt Hospital School of Nursing in New 
York City. 

Keith C. Ross received an ms degree in mete- 
orology from Penn State. 

Capt. Jack N. Singer received the Air Force 
Commendation Medal and 1st Oak Leaf Cluster 
upon completing his Air Force tour of duty. 
He is now completing a phd in industrial psy- 
chology at Colorado State University. 

Leo J. Stanlake, a missile maintenance officer, 
has been promoted to captain in the Air Force. 

Theron J. Sumner is a captain in the Air 
Force. 

Gordon H. Thorner, Jr. has been named 
superintendent in the personal accounts depart- 
ment at the Kansas City casualty and surety 
division office of JEtna Life & Casualty. 

1966 

Lewis and Sandra Borden Anderson announce 
the birth of David James, born March 3, 1971. 
The Andersons' first son, Edward Alan, was 
born February 28, 1969. 

Doris Baglione, a teacher in California, mar- 
ried T. Stolarski on April 4, 1971. 

Robert A. Bass, following four years of active 
duty in the military, is a personnel manage- 
ment specialist for the Veterans Administration 
Hospital in Marion, Indiana. 

Helen A. Bearse is a librarian at the Chelsea 
Public Library. 



Donna Huebel Bogdan works for the Educa- 
tional Testing Service in Princeton. 

Merrill A. Bookstein is an attorney for Fields 
& Bookstein, in Florida. 

Louise A. Brown is a remedial reading 
teacher in the Boston public schools. 

Michael J. Brown is a senior programmer 
analyst with Security-Connecticut Life Insur- 
ance Company of Hartford. Charlotte Geletka 
Brown '65 teaches kindergarten in Winsted, 
Connecticut. 

John E. Copp is a process engineer. 

John C. Cunney, III is assigned to the u-2 
squadron in Tucson. He is married to the 
former Barbara Collins. 

Raymond A. Dube is manager of the numeri- 
cal control ship operations at General Electric 
in Burlington. 

James A. Gaffey is an administrator at the 
Raytheon Company in Wayland. 

Marcia Muirhead Garner is a librarian at 
Lyndon State College in Vermont. 

George W. Hannum is a landscape architect 
for the city of New Haven. 

Thomas H. Hofman is a captain in the Air 
Force. 

George R. Ingham is a candidate for his phd 
degree at Brandeis University. 

John B. Jaxheimer is an account executive in 
advertising for R. L. Polk & Company in New 
York. 

Ann E. Jordan received her med in counseling 
and guidance in 1969 from Temple University 
and is currently a medical social worker at the 
Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. 
On August 21, 1971, she married Kurt Richard 
Bruhn. 

Capt. Aris G. Kalpakgian is a navigator in 
the Air Force. 

Margaret O'Rourke Keane is a social planner. 

Capt. John N. Komich is serving in Viet Nam, 
with the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Serv- 
ice, flying an HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant 
helicopter. 

Mary Ann Kuczynski McDonald and her 
husband Duran have two children: Jennifer, 
age 2V2, and Matthew, age 3 months. 

Paul R. Mitchell, md, is in Oklahoma with 
the Indian Health Service, a division of the 
Public Health Service. 

William J. Morrison, an English instructor 
at Beverly Junior College, is an editor for Ginn 
and Company. 

Daria Montanari Plummer received her mas- 
ter's degree from the University of Connecticut 



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in August 1970 and taught reading in South 
Windsor. She and her husband Peter have an- 
nounced the birth of Katherine Elizabeth, born 
August 31, 1971. 

Helen Mitchell Popp has been appointed as- 
sociate professor of education and research and 
associate in education at Harvard. 

Lynne Spencer Schneider is in Wiesbaden, 
West Germany where her husband is chief 
administrator for the Office of Special Investi- 
gations in Europe. 

Capt. John C. Seekings, after completing a 
twelve month tour of duty in Viet Nam, is 
attending the Air University academic instruc- 
tor course at Maxwell afb. 

Leslie Arnold Shriberg is in market research 
with the Gillette Safety Razor Company in 
Boston. 

Gary Freeman Strniste is a member of the 
staff of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory 
working with the health division as part of a 
postdoctoral program. 

Elliot Neal Tompkins, a research physicist 
for Radiation, Inc., married Charlotte Herzog 
on July 31, 1971. 

Capf. Courtney K. Turner, who has spent all 
of his second tour of duty in Viet Nam in the 
combat zone, was wounded for the second time 
in a matter of months; he suffered cuts and a 
dislocated shoulder when his tank hit a mine. 

John F. Uretsky is a purchasing agent for 
Morse Shoe in Canton. 

Donald A. Walder is an engineer. 

Lester G. Welch, Jr., an analyst for the cen- 
sus bureau, married Louise Koehler on June 12, 
1971. 

Charlotte R. Werlin works for Shearson, 
Hammill & Company in San Diego. 

Alexander Woodle is a program development 
specialist in the environmental programs office 
of the New England Regional Commission. 

John F. Yunger is a chemical engineer for 
Eastman Kodak in Rochester. On November 27, 
1970, he married Virginia Collamer. 

1967 

Dr. Thomas W. Albert is a dentist in Brookline. 

Alan and Janet Webb Asikainen '68 have an- 
nounced the birth of Gregory Alan, born July 
12, 1971. 

Capt. Raymond M. Bennert, after a tour of 
duty in Viet Nam, has graduated from the Air 
University's Squadron Officer School at Max- 
well afb as an F-111 pilot. 



Elaine Lucas Berg is teaching at the Parker 
Junior High School in-Reading. 

Eloise Chicoine, who married Jean-Francois 
Briere on August 22, 1970, is teaching at the 
College St. Jeanne D'Arc in Dakar, Senegal. 

David R. Burnett, who graduated magna cum 
laude last May from the University of Pennsyl- 
vania School of Veterinary Medicine, is work- 
ing for Dr. M. Sidney Mall in Newton. He and 
his wife, the former Joanne Rogers, have two 
sons: Dave, age 3V2, and Peter, age 1. 

Bruce N. Colby earned his doctorate in ana- 
lytical chemistry from Cornell University and 
now holds a postdoctoral position in chemistry 
at the University of Illinois. His wife, the 
former Elana Yoike, has a master's from Cor- 
nell and is a laboratory coordinator at the 
University of Illinois. 

Alan C. Copithorne, pastor of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Hatfield, received his 
master's degree in religious studies from the 
Hartford Seminary Foundation last June. He 
and his wife, the former Rifa Cerutti, have 
adopted a son, Eric Alan, born May 20, 1971. 

Donald R. Courtney is working in Brookline 
and taking graduate courses in urban affairs at 
Boston University. He was discharged from the 
Army in June 1970 with the rank of captain, 
and had earned the Army Commendation 
Medal, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the 
Vietnam Honor Medal. He and his wife, the 
former Carol M. Carcifa '68, have announced 
the birth of Sean Michael, born April 20, 1971. 
The Courtneys have a daughter, Christine 
Marie, who is two years old. 

Frances L. Duncan, advertising production 
supervisor at Ginn & Company in Lexington, 
married Richard Gregor on May 3, 1969. 

Staff Sergeant Robert N. Durbin, an inven- 
tory management specialist in the Air Force, 
was named Outstanding Airman of the Quarter 
in his unit. 

Capf. Edward W . Feeley, Jr., a pilot, is on 
temporary duty in Germany. 

Ronald E. Foley, Jr., who received- his cpa 
certificate in August, is employed by Whittlesey 
and Hadley, a Hartford cpa firm. He and his 
wife, the former Patricia Ryder '66, have two 
children. 

David G. Gibbs is with Saga Food Service at 
the University of Vermont. He and his wife, the 
former Donna Leach, have a son, Gregory 
Gardner, born July 14, 1970. 

Suzanne Hopkins received her master's in 
education from Boston State College in May 



and spent the summer as a guidance counselor 
for a kindergarten readiness program in Wal- 
pole. She is presently teaching in a sixth grade 
team teaching program, also in Walpole. 

Robert A. Kindness is an underwriter for the 
U.S. Fidelity and Guarantee Insurance Com- 
pany in Springfield. Faith Dickhaut Kindness is 
an art teacher in the Chicopee junior high and 
middle schools. 

Alice Louise Lilly, director of recreation for 
the city of Norwich, is married to .Robert John 
O'Donovan. 

Wayne D. Lyford and his wife, the former 
Susan L. Barrett, are teaching at Brattleboro 
Union High School. The Lyfords have a son, 
Scott Douglas, born December 22, 1970. 

Bruce F. MacCombie received his phd degree 
in music from the University of Iowa last 
August. 

Dr. Frederic Mackler, who received his dmd 
degree from Tufts University, is a captain in 
the Air Force doing an internship at the usaf 
Medical Center at Lackland afb. He is married 
to the former Susan Bernstein '68. 

Philip Main is a mechanical engineer at 
Union Carbide Corporation in Niagara Falls. 
He and his wife, the former Carol Degnan, 
have announced the birth of Jennifer Lynn, 
born January 9, 1971. 

Walter F. Malcolm, Jr. is a student at the 
UMass Graduate School of Business. 

Dr. Nina L. Marable 'G is a professor at Vir- 
ginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Vir- 
ginia. 

Richard B. Schinoff, formerly assistant dean 
of student affairs at Miami-Dade Junior College 
in Florida, has been appointed executive assist 
ant to the vice-president at Miami-Dade. 

Robert P. Scott, a systems analyst with the 
Department of Defense, was named recipient of 
an mba fellowship at the George Washington 
University. He and his wife, the former Donna 
Brumm '69, have two children. 

Capt. James E. Stewart, who has served in 
Viet Nam and Thailand, married Patricia L. 
Flaherty on April 16, 1971. Capt. Stewart has 
been decorated with the Distinguished Flying 
Cross and seven awards of the Air Medal. 

Gene C. Studlien, a software engineer at the 
medical electronics division of the Hewlett- 
Packard Company in Waltham, received his MS 
degree in computer science from Cornell Uni- 
versity last June. In September 1970 he married 
Susan Tillman. 



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Richard Tobacco received a master's of en- 
gineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute in 1968 and is presently a senior asso- 
ciate engineer at IBM in New York. His wife, the 
former Susan O'Connor '68, has completed re- 
quirements for an ms in English education at 
suny and teaches English in the Arlington Cen- 
tral School District. 

Flora Jacobs Valentine is a guidance counselor 
at Jennings County High School in Indiana. 

Lawrence J. Wilker is teaching at the Univer- 
sity of Delaware. The Wilkers' son was born 
last June. 

Dr. Paul R. Wozniak 'C is an associate pro- 
fessor of sociology at Western Kentucky Uni- 
versity. 

1968 

: Sandra J. Beaton is training and supervising 
I students working at the University of Michigan 
I library. On June 27, 1970, she married Joseph 
Finnerty. 

Stephen C. Bitgood received a master's degree 
in psychology from the University of Iowa in 
August 1970. 

Emile A. DesRoches, an information officer, 
1 has been promoted to captain in the Air Force. 
Andrew F. Cori, employed in General Elec- 
il trie's large steam turbine department in Sche- 
nectady, and his wife, the former Diane Mc- 
I Cobb '6g, toured Europe this summer. Diane is 
■■ an English teacher at LaSalle Institute. 

Lt. Col. Miller Craf 'G is a graduate of the 
Air Force's advanced course for communica- 
tions electronics officers. 

Paula F. Halprin is a medical technologist at 
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. 

Claudia Dembski Hawley is a clinical audiol- 
ogist at the University of Minnesota Hospital 
in Minneapolis. 

Ellen Palmer, who married Aaron Kischel on 
April 4, 1971, is teaching in Rockland. 

Albert M. Klein is doing graduate work in 
computer science and his wife, the former 

(Barbara Block '67, is a teacher. 
John J. Kliska, Jr., after thirteen months of 
' active duty with the Army in South Korea, has 
returned to the States with a promotion to cap- 
tain. 

David L. Knowlton is an administrator in the 
office of the dean of students at Ithaca College. 

Carl P. LaPoint, an employee of the Glen 
Cove School System on Long Island, received 
his ms degree from Columbia University and is 
;now enrolled in a doctoral program at Fordham. 



On August 28, 1971, he married Sharon Ann 
Boyle. 

i/Lf. David W. McElwey, a bioenvironmental 
engineer, graduated from the Air University's 
Squadron Officer School at Maxwell afb. 

Stephen M. Moss has been promoted to ser- 
geant in the Air Force. 

Lorraine Evans Pacocha is a school teacher 
in California. 

Sgt. Lawrence Paolino, an education and 
training specialist, is stationed with the Air 
Force in Korea. 

Kim R. Santerre, an administrative officer, 
has been promoted to captain in the Air Force. 

l/Lt. Kenneth R. Smith, Jr., a transportation 
officer, is serving with the Air Force in Thai- 
land. 

Alan S. Task is a teacher at the Wildwood 
Elementary School in Amherst. His wife, the 
former Jill MacDonald, was recently honorably 
discharged after two years in the Army Nurse 
Corps. The couple has a one-year-old son, 
Bryon Scott. 

Carol L. Van Nostrand 'G is an instructor in 
music at Luther College in Iowa. 

Joyce Sarat White, a counselor for seventh 
and eighth graders in Cumberland, Maine, re- 
ceived a master's degree from Columbia in 
1969. 

Gerald F. Wood is a design engineer for the 
Link Group, a division of the Singer Company. 
He is married to the former Barbara Rayner '67. 

Robert S. Zielinski, a weapons controller, has 
been promoted to captain in the Air Force. 

1969 

Christine Peterson Baker is teaching in Holyoke 
at the Sullivan School. 

Colin Battle 'G is an accountant. 

Lonnie and Patricia Hatfield Brunini have an- 
nounced the birth of Katey Anne, born March 
19, 1971. 

James H. Chaney, an inventory management 
specialist, has been promoted to sergeant in the 
Air Force. 

Shari Nanartonis Conover is buyer and man- 
ager of the ladies department at the House of 
Walsh in Amherst. 

Glenn Cummins is a biology teacher and 
wrestling coach at Hollywood Hills High School 
in Florida. His wife, the former Linda Bowman, 
teachers physical education and is the gymnas- 
tics coach at Miramar High School. 

Paul B. Duby, a data systems specialist at 
Duluth International Airport in Minnesota, has 



been promoted to sergeant in the Air Force. He 
is married to the former Betty Deane. 

Steven B. Finer is a phd candidate and teach- 
ing fellow at Boston University. 

Dr. Elizabeth Fosket 'G is with the depart- 
ment of developmental and cell biology at the 
University of California's Irvine campus. 

Mary Ann Beecher Gilbert 'G is a research 
associate for Colby College. 

Rosalie Giordano, a social worker, married 
J. M. Cuticchia on September 26, 1970. 

Claudia Shim Harvey is a fourth grade 
teacher at the Northwest Elementary School in 
Leominster. 

Carolyn Keeler, a third grade teacher in Sa- 
lem, married Erik Maartmann-Moe in August 
1970. 

Thomas F. Limero teaches chemistry at the 
Fairfield University Preparatory School in Con- 
necticut, and his wife, the former Lorraine E. 
Balch, is working in public relations at the uni- 
versity. 

Cynthia Ellen Lindahl spent thirteen months 
in Viet Nam as head nurse of the Army Nurse 
Corps' intensive care unit. She received the 
Bronze Star for her service. On May 19, 1971, 
she married Edmund J. Virusky, Jr. 

Thomas Guy Musco, an employee of Rural 
Housing in Suffolk, married Judith H. Jenkins 
'70 on August 30, 1970. 

Eugene C. Paltrineri is a second lieutenant in 
the Air Force being trained as a pilot. 

2/Lt. Thomas L. Paradis, a supply manage- 
ment officer, is serving in Thailand with the Air 
Force. 

David Pickwick and his wife, the former Gail 
Lord '66, have a son, Michael David, born 
May 12, 1970. 

Jay A. Raney is a graduate student in geology 
at the University of Texas. Anne Baker Raney 
is a graduate student in special education. 

Cynthia L. Rosenfield, who is working on a 
master's in speech pathology at San Jose State 
College, married Hal Daner on June 14, 1970. 

Capf. Stanley D. Russell is stationed in 
Hawaii with the Army. 

Airman Robert A. Scarfa is being trained as 
an education and training specialist. 

Nancy Sheehan is at the University of Wis- 
consin, Madison, where she is a teaching assist- 
ant and a candidate for a master's degree in 
child development. 

Paul and Enid Salamoff Silverman are in Ma- 
laysia with the Peace Corps. He is working in 
rural development, she in home economics. 



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l/Lt. Robert M. Soffer and Doreen J. Manin 
'71 were married on April 3, 1971. Doreen is 
teaching second grade at Marcy Elementary 
School in New York. 

Arthur F. Stuart, Jr. is a salesman for Allied 
Plywood in Charlestown. His wife, the former 
Holly J. Smith, is an accountant at the Guar- 
anty Bank and Trust Company in Worcester. 

Irene Frizado Uejio is an epda fellow at the 
University of Hawaii. 

Kathleen Sullivan Ward is a fashion retailing 
teacher at Essex Technical Institute in Danvers. 

Austin and Bonnie Loesser Zipeto '68 have 
announced the birth of Leigh Stephanie, born 
April 5, 1971. 

1970 

Carl S. Albro is working for his master's degree 
at mit and the Woods Hole Oceanographic In- 
stitute. He is married to the former Donna 
Hamblett, a nurse at the Visiting Nurses Asso- 
ciation in Falmouth. 

John D. Balling 'C, a phd candidate in psy- 
chology at UMass, married Eleanor M. Skinner 
on June 13, 1970. Eleanor is the Five College 
Fellow at the Five College Coordinator's office. 

Stanley J. Baran received a master's degree in 
journalism from Penn State. 

Rosalind M. Barbacki, a teacher in the West- 
field school system, married William S. Brezin- 
ski on August 22, 1970. 

Elaine J. Canter, an administrative assistant 
for Hinkel-Hofmann in Pittsburgh, married 
Gerald M. Barron on July 12, 1970. 

2/Lt. Robert S. Carley, usaf, is with a unit of 
the Tactical Air Command. 

Dr. Loren W. Cheney 'G is assistant dean for 
residence halls at Rhode Island College. 

Gerald Chenoweth is a junior faculty mem- 
ber at UMass and his wife, the former Jeanne 
Lyman, teaches music in Montague. 

Marilyn Hass Clark is employed by Early 
Achievement Center, Inc. in San Diego. 

James D. Collins, a teacher, is married to 
Johanna M. Hayes. 

Dennis Couture is employed by the depart- 
ment of city planning in Roanoke. 

Karen Emprimo, an elementary school 
teacher, married Charles F. Ketchen on June 27, 
1970. 

David Kenneth Forbes is an industrial engi- 
neer in the Air Force. 

Elaine Peterson Foster is teaching French at 
the Belmont High School in New Hampshire. 

Myra Garber, a radiological biologist at the 



Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, married 
Jonathan M. Levy on August 30, 1970. 

Patrica A. Gardner is a graduate student at 
UMass. 

Jacqueline Girouard Gloutak is teaching at 
Holyoke High School. 

Johnette Utsumi Harris is a computer pro- 
grammer at the Massachusetts Mutual Life In- 
surance Company in Springfield. 

Helene Hass, a substitute teacher in East- 
hampton, married Steven D. Holmes on Octo- 
ber 10, 1970. 

Jane Wildes Jeter is a science teacher at the 
Memorial School in Union Beach, New Jersey. 

2/Lt. Brian J. Krutka, as a space systems ana- 
lyst at the norad Space Defense Center, helped 
to prevent the collision of the Apollo 15 astro- 
nauts with other space traffic during their lunar 
landing mission. 

Robert B. McKay and Ellen Robinson '68 are 
married. Ellen is a math instructor at Northam- 
ton Junior College. 

Kathleen A. Medeiros, a fifth grade teacher at 
the Immaculate Conception School in Taunton, 
married Michael J. Cronan on June 20, 1970. 

2/Lt. Warren T. Mills is a navigator with a 
unit of the Tactical Air Command. 

Diane Oestmann Rankin is a graduate assist- 
ant in music at Mankato St. College, Mankato, 
Minnesota. 

Michael John Roh is a graduate student at 
the University of South Carolina. 

David J. Schlatka is a Navy engineer. He is 
married to the former Linda E. Bickford. 

Alice Duesing Sloan is teaching in the Pitts- 
field public schools. 

Dana M. Sroka, a medical technologist at the 
Franklin County Public Hospital in Greenfield, 
married Michael Marchand on August 14, 1971. 

Paul J. Stonely received an med degree in 
counselor education from Penn State. 

Sandra Trowbridge, a French teacher, mar- 
ried Robert L. Tatro on August 29, 1970. 

Irene Chien Wang 'G is a research associate 
at Michigan State University. 

Sandra Richards Wood is an electric living 
specialist with the Carolina Power and Light 
Company in Jacksonville, North Carolina. 

1971 

Allan W. Blair married Sheila Drotter '70 on 
May 22, 1971. Sheila is an employment coun- 
selor for the State of Massachusetts working in 
Springfield. 

Donald R. Pontes married Patricia J. Men- 



zigian '70, a teacher in the Haverhill public 
schools, on June 26, 1971. 

Charles S. Miles, a sixth grade teacher in 
Brimfield, married Paula L. Joyal '69, a second 
grade teacher in Belchertown, on July 11, 1970. 

Robert C. Parsons and June E. Carter '70 are 
married. June works as a bank teller. 

Marriages 

Natalie A. Palk '51 to George W. Wheeler, Au- 
gust 14, 1971. John B. Walsh '57 to Helen V. : 
Eaton '71. Ronald A. Lane '62 to Judith L. Man- 
dell '63. Elaine A. Alarie '64 to John A. Helm. 
Thomas G. Miner '65 to Sandra Marchetti '66. 
Linda F. Wood '65 to Thomas J. Geoghegan. Lil- 
lian E. Chivas '66 to Larry Meade. Joyce L. 
Lodico '66 to Robert Canning. Lorraine Osborn 
'66 to Kenneth E. DeConti. Marcia J. Soule '66 
to Anthony Behm. Gail B. Cheney '67 to Ber- 
nard F. McCabe, August 24, 1968. Bettye M. 
Halbert '67 to Edward G. Stanley. Jackson Jo- 
Cheng Jen '67G to Maria Ko-Chih Cheng '67G. 
Susan B. Kitchenka '67 to Steve A. Clasby, Jan- 
uary 23, 1971. Sally F. Kyle '67 to Bruce J. Mil- 
ler. Linda Cole Newton '67 to Christopher J. 
Young, June 26, 1970. Mary A. Buck '68 to Mr. 
Ness. Constance L. Gizienski '68 to David W. 
King. Shirley Goldberg '68 to Alan Levitz. Mary 
E. Harrigan '68 to Mr. Neyhard. Barbara E. 
Leary '68 to Arthur Dion, October 29, 1971. 
Diane M. Salomon '68 to Jerry A. Salmanson, 
April 9, 1971. Paul E. Sendak '68G to Carol 
Burke '67. Barbara 1. Berkowitz '69 to Leon Hol-i 
leb, June 20, 1970. Sally E. Bulpitt '6gG to Mr. 
Padhi. Emily Ruth Carron '6g to John C. Green, 
June 26, 1970. Barbara L. Deimling '69 to Mr. 
Hawes. Alan F. Ewing '69 to Bonita J. Van 
Arkel, June 26, 1971. Paul K. Gately '69 to Pa- 
trica A. O'Nell '69. Geraldine Hanney '69 to 
Stephen D. Cope. Ann W. Jackson '69 to James 
Sherrington, III, October 3, 1970. Marilyn 
Morel '69 to Mr. O'Connor. Mary Arnone '70 
to Randall L. Berman. Charles C. Burr '70 to 
Mary E. Carroll '70. Dale M. Cashman '70 
to Mr. Curran. Judith S. Creeger '70 to James R. 
Bates. Wilbur R. Everett, 111 '70 to Linda Lee 
Stevens '71. Thomas H. Gale, Jr. '70 to Donna 
Carol Foehr '69. Barbara Anne Goldman '70 to 
Steven J. Gilbert. Mary J. Madden '70 to Mr. 
LaFerriere. Kathryn M. McKnight '70 to Dale 
A. Pope. Paula Mlynarczyk '70 to Mr. Clebnik. 
Karen W. Nylund '70 to Mr. Halvorson. Eliza- 
beth E. Rodgers '70 to Ronald E. Moyer, June 
12, 1971. Linda M. Runnals '70 to Richard G. 
Gurnon, June 13, 1970. Anita M. Rusokovitch 



'yo to Mr. Karcher. Eudora Shaw 'yo to Arthur 
Coti. John P. Shyavitz 'yo to AUene B. Bass 'yo. 
Barry Spunt 'yo to Stephanie Ellen Kendall 'yo, 
October 25, 1970. Barbara J. Tushin 'yo to War- 
ren Dow, September 7, 1970. Kathleen M. Wil- 
lis 'yo to John S. Edmund. Patricia A. Lempart 
'yi to William O. Collins, III. 

Deaths 

Albert Parsons '03 died September 23, 1971. A 
dairy farmer all his life, he had lived in North 
Amherst and served the town as selectman and 
cemetery commissioner. He was clerk of the 
North Congregational Church for thirty-one 
years, Sunday School superintendent, and a 
deacon. A member and former president of the 
Amherst Golden Age Club, he was also a mem- 
ber of the Hampshire County Farm Bureau. Mr. 
Parsons was a loyal alumnus and a consistent 
supporter of the University. Three children, a 
brother, a sister, nine grandchildren, and three 
great-grandchildren survive him. 

Harold C. Hyde '1; of Warren, Ohio, died of a 
heart attack on August 2, 1971. He is survived 
by his wife, three daughters, two sisters, seven 
grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 

Wendell F. Smith '19 died September 30, 1971 
after a long illness. An Army veteran of World 
War I, he attended bu and Harvard graduate 
schools and taught at Newton High School for 
eight years before joining the Brookline High 
School staff in 1930. He retired in 1965, having 
served as head of the school's adult education 
program as well as teaching history. Mr. Smith 
was a member of the Federated Church of 
Hyannis and a member and former secretary 
of the Retired Men's Club of Hyannis. His 
wife Miriam, two children, and three grand- 
children survive him. 

Earle S. Leonard '22 died November 9, 1970. 

Philip W. Kimball '31 died September 18, 1971. 
He had been a representative for the Toledo 
Scale Company for twenty-two years, and then 
for the Hobart Sales and Service Agency for 
three years. A World War II veteran, he served 
with the Americal Division on Guadalcanal and 
was awarded the Bronze Star, the Asiatic-Pa- 
cific Service Medal, and the Distinguished Unit 
Badge. Mr. Kimball is survived by his wife, 
three sons, three brothers, and a grandchild. 

Ofi's Henry Hanslick '32 of Groton died Sep- 
tember 16, 1971 after being in failing health for 
seven years. During World War II, he had 



served in the Pacific with the American Red 
Cross. Mr. Hanslick had attended Tufts Uni- 
versity, and during his career he worked for 
several newspapers: the Norwich Bulletin, the 
former New London Life, and the former Jewett 
City Star. A member of the Groton Lions Club 
and the Armed Forces Writers League, he is 
survived by his wife Edna, a daughter, a 
brother, and three grandsons. 

Louis A. Breault, Jr. '37, a retired Army colonel, 
died September 29, 1971 after a tractor accident. 
Former press aide and public affairs adviser to 
Army Chief of Staff Gen. W. C. Westmoreland, 
Col. Breault retired last April after twenty-five 
years of military service, including twenty-one 
years as a career Army information specialist. 
After World War II, he wrote and edited radio 
programs for stations in Dallas and Beaumont, 
Texas, until recalled to active duty for the Ko- 
rean War. During that conflict, he was the chief 
spokesman for combat operations involving 
United States forces. From 1950 until he retired, 
Col. Breault held public affairs positions with 
the Army in Korea, West Germany, Berlin, 
South Viet Nam, and the United States. He also 
served as information officer for the 101st Air- 
borne Division during the Little Rock school 
integration crisis. In 1969 he was assigned to 
the Pentagon, where he wrote speeches and 
planned news conferences for Gen. Westmore- 
land. Col. Breault received the Bronze Star, the 
Army Commendation Medal, the Parachutist 
Badge, and several foreign decorations. His 
wife, two daughters, his mother and a sister 
survive him. 

Clement F. Burr '41 died September 26, 1971 of 
a heart attack while bicycling. He had been re- 
gional manager for Kerr-McGee Chemical 
Company for fifteen of his twenty-five years 
with the company. Mr. Burr had served in Ice- 
land and Italy with the Army Air Corps, and 
was discharged in 1947 with the rank of major. 
A member of the Franklin Harvest Club and 
the Southampton School Committee, he also 
served on the board of directors of the Three 
County Fair. He is survived by his wife, mother, 
two children, and a brother. 

Dr. Charles Lloyd Warner '43 died August 31, 
1971. 

Benjamin S. Keyes, Jr. '45S died recently. His 
wife, the former Jean Swenson '47, and three 
children survive him. 

Charles H. Maines '56 died July 31, 1971 in 
California, where he was associate manager of 



the mechanical engineering department of Me- 
chanics Research, Inc., a Los Angeles firm. Mr. 
Maines had worked for North American Avia- 
tion in Columbus, Ohio, for ten years, and the 
Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, Califor- 
nia, for two years. In 1963 he received his 
master's in structural engineering from Ohio 
State. His wife Patricia, four children, two sis- 
ters and a nephew survive him. 

Corrections 

Melbourne C. Fisher III '6y did not die, as re- 
ported in the last issue of The Alumnus. 

Catherine Bradbury '69 is married to David 
Luther, not a Mr. Horowitz as previously re- 
ported. 



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